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PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships, crushing Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in just 38 minutes in a one-sided final on Sunday. With the win, Sindhu now has a full set of medals at World Championships – two bronze medals, two silver medals, and a gold medal. After losing the last two finals, Sindhu finally won gold and at the post-match interview said that she is “proud to be an Indian”. PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships.

“I lost in the last two finals and this win was very important for me. I want to thank the crowd for supporting me every time,” Sindhu said after the match. “I won for my country and I am very proud to be an Indian. “A big thanks to my coach Miss Kim and Gopi sir and the entire support staff. I also want to dedicate this to my parents and especially my mom, it’s her birthday today. So, happy birthday mom.”

This is PV Sindhu’s fifth medal at the World Championships, which is the joint highest in women’s singles in the history of the tournament along with Xhang Ning of China, a two-time Olympic gold medallist. Apart from the two silvers, PV Sindhu won in the last two editions, she had also won the bronze in 2013 and 2014.