PV Sindhu has made the nation proud by becoming the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships on Sunday. She defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in 36 minutes flat in what was a clear-cut one-sided final in Basel.
Sindhu's splendid achievement has come to be celebrated, especially because no Indian player has ever pulled off such a spectacular feat in a prestigious final at any time in recent history.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted out his appreciation in no time. "It is a special day for Indian badminton! Delighted that Sai Praneeth brings home a Bronze from the BWF World Championships 2019. This is a significant accomplishment and we all salute his tenacity as well as untiring efforts," he said.
"In a country where we are still grappling with huge gender inequality, #PVSindhu is one who stands tall and sets an example by winning the World Badminton Championship. She taught us what gender equality is all about and a world that we must aspire to be," noted Praneet Kaur, a former Minister of State.