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    PV Sindhu sails past Okuhara to claim gold at BWF World Championships

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    PV Sindhu registered a comprehensive 21-7, 21-7 victory against former champion Nozomi Okuhara to claim her maiden gold at BWF World Championships in Basel on Sunday.

    PV Sindhu creates history, wins gold medal in BWF World Championships
    World No. 5 PV Sindhu comprehensively defeated her familiar foe Nozomi Okuhara of Japan with 21-7, 21-7 on Sunday to win her first gold at the BWF World Championships.

    India star-shuttler made an impressive start to the match with incessant attacking and extremely positive badminton, mixed with a lot of variety and solid defence and raced to a 11-2 lead in the first set, when Okuhara looked in some discomfort, seemingly with a niggle in the neck and had a word with her coach.

    Japanese star's woes continued after that brief delay as unforced errors kept on piling up and she finally surrendered the first set with 7-21 in just 16 minutes.

    Second-set didn't see any fightback from the Japanese star, as Sindhu completely dominated her and went on to wrap-up the gold match in just 36 minutes.

    With this victory, the fifth-seed outclassed her familiar foe and former champion Nozomi Okuhara to avenge the bitter defeat of the epic 2017 final in Glasgow to earn the elusive gold medal. Now, Sindhu leads Okuhara with 9-7 in head-to-head results.

    This much-awaited gold has further added another laurel to Sindhu's illustrious CV at the World Championships. The Olympic silver-medalist Indian enjoys a tremendous run at this marquee event with 6 medals. Sindhu is the joint-most successful women's singles shuttler with 3 straight final appearances.
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    20 Comments on this Story

    amalesh bhattacharya389 days ago
    pullela gopichand should coach our IAF pilots so that they do not should down our own planes
    Viji Krishnaswami391 days ago
    Congratulations Keep the winning momentum alive
    R D Vohra391 days ago
    Wow! Congratulations,Was eagerly waiting for the moment.
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