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PV Sindhu wins historic gold, crushes Nozomi Okuhara in BWF World Championships final (Relevant for GS Prelims)

Source: India Today
BWF World Championships 2019: World No. 5 PV Sindhu crushed higher-ranked Nozomi Okuhara in straight games in the women’s singles final to win the elusive gold in her third successive final. Sindhu became the first Indian to win gold in BWF World Championship.

Achievements
1. Sindhu finishes with her fifth medal at the world championships: 2013 – Bronze. 2014 – Bronze. 2017 – Silver. 2018 – Silver. 2019 – GOLD!

2. PV Sindhu became only the 4th singles player ever to have a full set of world championship medals. She has won 5 medals in just 6 appearances.

3. 5th rank PV Sindhu took on 3rd rank and former champion Nozomi Okuhara in a repeat of the 2017 World Championships final in Basel. Two years ago, the two shuttlers battled for 110 minutes, the longest final in the history of the tournament. However, Sindhu lost that final.

Two years later, Sindhu never gave an opportunity to Okuhara to do anything close to what she did in 2017. The final was over in just 32 minutes. Sindhu won it 21-7, 21-7 in just 38 minutes to become the first Indian to win a gold at the BWF World Championships.

 



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