PV Sindhu scripted history today when she defeated Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the World Badminton Championships to not only claim her maiden gold but India's first gold.
Teary, eyed, she accepted her title by thanking her coach and dedicating her win to her mother who's also celebrating her birthday today.
A big thanks to my coach, to my parents, my support staff. I dedicate this to my mom, since it is her birthday.
Twitter was abuzz as India welcomed its new world champion with congratulatory tweets.
The stupendously talented @Pvsindhu1 makes India proud again!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 25, 2019
Congratulations to her for winning the Gold at the BWF World Championships. The passion and dedication with which she’s pursued badminton is inspiring.
PV Sindhu’s success will inspire generations of players.
Hearty congratulations to PV Sindhu for creating history & becoming the first Indian to clinch Badminton World Championships gold by defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara #BWFWorldChampionships 2019 finals. The entire nation is proud of your stupendous achievement @Pvsindhu1#PVSindhu pic.twitter.com/SaLOV790oh— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) August 25, 2019
Historical achievement by an exceptional player!— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 25, 2019
Congratulations to PV Sindhu for winning the first-ever gold medal for India in BWF World Badminton Championships.
Her historic win will inspire many young girls to actively participate in sports. @Pvsindhu1
🥇 @Pvsindhu1— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) August 25, 2019
A historic brace for 🇮🇳 at the #BWFWorldChampionships2019 🏸🏆
The entire nation is proud of you 🙌🏻💙#IndianFootball #BackTheBlue #PVSindhu #SaiPraneeth pic.twitter.com/3NvvaBimnj
HISTORY! @Pvsindhu1 world badminton champion.. arguably one of the greatest moments in individual sport for India.. just wow! Many many congrats.. proud moment for all Indian sports fans..— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) August 25, 2019
Heart congratulations to the newly crowned world champion PV Sindhu! Proud to see you become the first Indian to win gold at the #BWFWorldChampionships! Even sky is not a limit for you Amma! #PVSindhu #BWFWC2019 pic.twitter.com/oYYxIMveBy— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) August 25, 2019
#PVSindhu - Pride Of India 😘🇮🇳— Alexander Super Tramp (@super_tramp97) August 25, 2019
Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 for winning the Gold at the BWF World Championships. 👏👏👏
She is an Inspiration to Billions of Womens in the Country 🔥
Love From Kerala ❤ pic.twitter.com/prsp8EXOvF
Incredible!— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 25, 2019
Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 on winning the #BadmintonWorldChampionships by beating Nazomi Okuhara of Japan in a stunning game.
This is a historic moment for all of us. I am thrilled with joy. India is proud.#PVSindhu pic.twitter.com/g9CpCgO58I
Silver, Silver and finally a Gold!!!— Harry Sachdeva (@harrytweetsat) August 25, 2019
PV Sindhu does the country proud, becomes the first Indian shuttler to win Gold in BWF Championships. #BWFWorldChampionships2019#PVSindhu pic.twitter.com/pvd5xypUMq
Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 on creating history by winning the #BadmintonWorldChampionships. Your victory over Nazomi Okuhara of Japan makes India so hugely proud.— CM Office, GoUP (@CMOfficeUP) August 25, 2019
You have brought laurels for us. India is celebrating.#PVSindhu pic.twitter.com/yYgvS7Ihly
A proud moment for India!