Pusarla Sindhu became the first Indian tennis player to win a gold medal at the World Badminton Championships after defeating Nozomi Okuhara 21-7 and 21-7 in the women’s singles finals on August 25.
The 24-year-old female tennis player showed one of the most impressive performances of her career when winning No. 3 seed Okuhara after 38 minutes. A year after crying in Nanjing (China), Sindhu was able to smile in the third final in a row.
The match replayed the final at the 2017 tournament. The two players fought for 110 minutes, and Okuhara beat Sindhu in the longest final in the tournament’s history. 2 years later, Sindhu did not give Japanese players any chance.
She became one of the most successful female tennis players in the tournament when she won 5 medals after 6 times.
Sindhu is the fourth single player to collect a full set of medals at the World Championship. She won two bronze medals in 2013 and 2014, two gold medals in 2017 and 2018 and a precious gold medal at this year’s tournament.
“Last time I lost the final, so was it before, so winning now is important. I’m happy, looking forward to this for a long time. It was definitely a proud moment for me. me and India, “Sindhu replied on BWF.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Sindhu on social media: “The talented person makes India proud again. The passion and dedication that she pursues badminton is inspiring. Sindhu’s success will inspire generations of players “.
In the men’s singles, Kento Momota does not have many difficulties to successfully defend the championship. The world’s number one Japanese player quickly won Anders Antonsen 21-9, 21-3 after 37 minutes of play.