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World Badminton Championships 2019 Highlights: PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 to win gold

Catch all the live updates of the final day of the BWF World Championships, including the mouthwatering clash between PV Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara

FP Sports August 25, 2019 19:46:13 IST
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World Badminton Championships 2019 Highlights: PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 to win gold
  • PV Sindhu will take on Nozomi Okuhara in final of World Championships

  • This will be Sindhu's third straight World Championships final

  • Sindhu has so far won five medal at Badminton World Championships

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Aug 25, 2019 - 19:38 (IST)

KENTO MOMOTA WINS IT IN STYLE! 

One would wonder whether Momota can ever be beaten at major tournaments. He's literally just thrashed Anders Antonsen 21-9, 21-3 to retain the World Championship crown. Ridiculous as it sounds, Momota was very much capable of doing that.  

Aug 25, 2019 - 19:06 (IST)

You just can't skip this! 

Aug 25, 2019 - 18:45 (IST)

Kidambi Srikanth joins the party now... 

Aug 25, 2019 - 18:40 (IST)

Oh, keep them pouring! 

Aug 25, 2019 - 18:38 (IST)

Kento Momota and Antonsen is another great match to watch for all badminton fans. The Dane has taken a 3-1 lead against the defending champion. Momota looks a little nervous there. 

Aug 25, 2019 - 18:37 (IST)

PV Sindhu's win hasn't sunk in yet. It's going to take some time for it to settle in. In the meantime, just look at Anders Antonsen. Dramatic. Is Viktor Axelsen watching? He's the only European shuttler on the fixture list today. 

Aug 25, 2019 - 18:35 (IST)
Aug 25, 2019 - 18:28 (IST)

Oh, it's time for the national anthem. Look at that Indian flag soaring high above the likes of Japan and China. Sindhu has made this dream possible. 

Aug 25, 2019 - 18:19 (IST)

"I am proud of the fans here, thanks for their support. Thanks to my coach Kim (Ji Hyun) and Gopi sir and all the support staff. And I dedicate this award to my mom, it’s her birthday today. Happy birthday mom”, says Sindhu after becoming the first Indian world champion.

Aug 25, 2019 - 18:16 (IST)

After all the heartbreaks, it's time for Sindhu to rejoice! 

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu will take on Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the final of BWF World Championships on Sunday.

Today's final will be Sindhu's third straight World Championships final and a repeat of 2017 epic summit clash in which Okuhara finished on top.

Sindhu has won five medals in total at World Championships, which is the joint-most for a woman singles player.

Sindhu has a slender 8-7 head-to-head advantage over the Japanese shuttler and would like to make it count in the final as she chases the elusive gold medal.

The Indian shuttler defeated China's Chen Yufei 21-7, 21-14 in the semi-finals inside 40 minutes to reach the final.

In the first game of semis, Sindhu was too dominant for her Chinese opponent and she shrugged off the challenge easily, winning the first game 21-7.

The 24-year-old did not lose momentum in the second game and she kept on playing in an aggressive manner and eventually came out triumphant.

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