PV Sindhu defeats Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the World Badminton Championships to claim maiden gold. 

By beating Nozomi 21-7, 21-7, PV Sindhu has created history by becoming the first Indian to win a World Championships gold.


The 24-year-old badminton player dedicated her medal to her mother and thanked her coach, Pullela Gopichand and her support staff.

I dedicate this medal to my mother. It’s her birthday today.

In Hyderabad, her family is celebrating Sindhu’s historic win.

Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, also came forward to congratulate her.

The match was almost one-sided and the final lasted for 38 minutes.