PV Sindhu becomes first Indian shuttler to win World Championships gold


BASEL: P V Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win badminton World Championships gold by beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final here on Sunday.


The Indian won 21-7 21-7 in the summit clash that lasted just 38 minutes.

It was Sindhu's fifth World Championships medal- joint-most for a woman singles player with former Olympics and world champion Zhang Ning of China -- to go with the two successive silvers and a couple of bronze medals.

Sindhu has also won an Olympic silver in 2016 Rio Games, a silver at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, an Asian Games silver at Jakarta and the BWF World Tour Finals last year.


With inputs from PTI

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