BWF World Championship 2019 – P V Sindhu “The Golden Girl”
The BWF World Championship is a badminton tournament approved by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The tournament awards the most ranking points, unitedly with Summer Olympic Games. The winners will be honoured as the “World Champions” and awarded gold medals.
The tournament began in 1977 and was held once every three years until 1983. Beginning 2006, the tournament was changed to an annual event on the BWF calendar to give more opportunities for the players to be crowned as authentic World Champions.
PV Sindhu’s victory puts India on top of the World
The Hyderabad girl with all her majestic impatience has given India our first world champion in badminton.
38 minutes and just 36 points succeeding, she had rampaged to a 21-7, 21-7 victory – a form of complete dominance and control rarely seen in Indian sports in a long, long time.
In Basel, home of Roger Federer, Sindhu’s devastating smashes left Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara all but broken in a blitzkrieg that lasted no longer than 38 minutes!
Sindhu crushed Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara to lift first world Badminton championship title by an Indian.
She beat world No.2 Tai Tzu Ying in quarters, No.3 Chen yu Fei in Semi and No.4 Okuhara in Finals. It was her 3rd successive appearance in the WBC final. In 2017, she lost to Okuhara in 110 mins, the longest final in the tournament history.
The Yellow Metal
The World No. 5 is now the First Indian shuttler to win gold at BWF World Championships. PV Sindhu has become third time lucky. She is also the joint-most strong women’s singles shuttler at the world meets, having won 5 medals in just 6 appearances.
PV Sindhu became only the 4th singles player ever to have a full set of world championship medals. Her inability to win the gold medal had been a major talking point.
In Basel on Sunday, Sindhu it seems wanted to put a point to all the debate circling her inability to win the yellow metal, the debate around her temperament in big matches.
The Olympic silver medallist became the world champion and in style!
P V Sindhu! The World Champion!! – BWF World Championship 2019
P V Sindhu beat Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in straight games 21-7, 21-7 to lift the women’s singles title. She is also the second woman shuttler to have five medals and the third to have medals in all three colours.
Earlier, the 24-years-old had 4 medals at the World Championships as she bagged bronze in 2013 and 2014 while in 2017 and 2018 she claimed silver medals.
Sindhu won the silver medal at the Rio Olympics 2016. This year, she performed in the final of the Indonesia Open where she faced a defeat at the hands of Akane Yamaguchi.
The Best Birthday Gift
After her epic triumph, Sindhu dedicated the victory to her mother.
“I would like to thank my coach (South Korean Kim Ji Hyun) and Gopi sir (Pullela Gopichand) and also my parents. Today is my mother’s birthday, so happy birthday mom,”
she said in an on-court interview after the match.
Responding to this, her mother said Sindhu always gave her birthday gifts.
“This time she has given a great gift to me and to the nation.”
Such a Great Gift. Right!
Congratulations to The Golden Girl!! From BIT
The Next Target
In the final, Okuhara faced the heat of India’s most successful shuttler.
Tokyo Olympics next! And her rivals will be cautious after watching how badly Sindhu wanted the gold in Basel. She will head into the Olympics as the ruling world champion!