P.V. Sindhu became the first Indian to win the badminton World Championships by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final in Basel. The Olympic silver-medallist Indian was in total control as she won 21-7, 21-7 in a match that lasted just 38 minutes .
Sindhu was robbed off the gold by Okuhara in an epic 110-minute final at Glasgow that is considered one of the greatest battles in badminton history. The Indian exorcised the ghosts of that heart-wrenching loss with a completely dominating win over the same opponent.
Sindhu lifts world championship title
“Last time, I lost in the final, before that also I lost in the final, so it is a very important win for me. I want to thank the crowd for supporting me. I won it for my country and I am very proud being an Indian,” Sindhu said after the match.
“A big thanks to my coach Kim and Gopi sir and my supporting staff and I dedicate this win to my mom, it’s her birthday today,” she added.