PV Sindhu has become the first Indian shuttler to win a gold at BWF World Championships. She pulled off a brilliant 21-7, 21-7 victory against Nozomi Okuhara to clinch the title in Basel. She has also become the joint-most successful women’s singles shuttler at the world meet, having won 5 medals in just 6 appearances. Sindhu won bronze in 2013 and 2014, silver in 2017 and 2018 and the ultimate gold in this year’s Championship.
This in Sindhu’s first title in 2019 after a string of failures this year. She was up against higher-ranked Okuhara but it was a one-sided final. The India shuttler finished the match in 38 minutes.