Third time's the charm for PV Sindhu as the Indian badminton star showed terrific form to destroy Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in the final of the BWF World Championships 2019 and take home the gold medal.
She also became the first Indian ever to win a gold medal at the World Championships. Such was her dominance that it took her mere 37 minutes to beat her opponent in the final. She missed out on the gold medal last two times, losing against Okuhara in 2017 and to Carolina Marin in 2018.
Twitterati celebrated her massive win, with fellow badminton player Kidambi Srikanth calling her performance a 'true masterclass'. Here are some of the reactions:
— ANI (@ANI) August 25, 2019
The stupendously talented @Pvsindhu1 makes India proud again!
Congratulations to her for winning the Gold at the BWF World Championships. The passion and dedication with which she’s pursued badminton is inspiring.
PV Sindhu’s success will inspire generations of players.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 25, 2019
— Kidambi Srikanth (@srikidambi) August 25, 2019
— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) August 25, 2019
PV Sindhu creates history by becoming the first-ever Indian to claim gold in BWF World Badminton Championships! India is proud of @Pvsindhu1 My hearty congratulations! Govt will continue to provide best support & facilities to produce champions. #BWFWorldChampionships2019 pic.twitter.com/LxWzQirTXh
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) August 25, 2019
"These are the moments you dream of," says Harsha Bhogle.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 25, 2019
Hearty congratulations to PV Sindhu for creating history & becoming the first Indian to clinch Badminton World Championships gold by defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara #BWFWorldChampionships 2019 finals. The entire nation is proud of your stupendous achievement @Pvsindhu1#PVSindhu pic.twitter.com/SaLOV790oh
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) August 25, 2019
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 25, 2019
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 25, 2019
Devastating display of aggression by @Pvsindhu1 to beat Okuhara in straight games. Supreme level of fitness and skill. Congrats Sindhu. After 4 medals, no one deserves a BWF World Championship Gold medal more than you. So proud to support you @OGQ_India @Media_SAI @BAI_Media
— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) August 25, 2019
Updated Date: Aug 25, 2019 19:17:52 IST