PV Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in straight games by 21-7, 21-7 to win the BWF World Championships 2019 in Basel on Sunday, and the elusive gold medal after having to settle for silver in the last two years. The 24-year-old also became the first Indian to win a gold medal at the BWF World Championships.
From Shah Rukh Khan, Anupam Kher, Taapsee Pannu and Karan Johar, wishes poured in for her from Bollywood.
Actor Sonu Sood wrote: “History created. Congratulations my friend.”
This is 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.