PM. Narendra Modi met with ace shuttler PV Sindhu after the latter won a memorable gold at BWF World Championships in Basel. Sindhu beat Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7 21-7 in the final to become the 1st Indian to claim a gold at the prize. Sindhu was attended by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and national coach Pullela Gopichand during the meeting.
Modi Met PV Sindhu with the Indian star shuttler on Tuesday, and the pictures of the first meet were uploaded on social media. His post read: “India’s pride, a winner who has taken home a Gold and lots of beauty! Happy to have met @Pvsindhu1. Saluted her and wished her the best for her future endeavours.”
Following her famous victory, Sindhu spoke exclusively to Hindustan Times and said it was a much-awaited win for her.
Sindhu had lost a historic final against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in 2017, but this time.
the Japanese were like a light in the wind and Sindhu became only the 4th player in past to win gold (2019).
silver (2017 & 2018) and bronze (2013 and 2014) in women’s singles at the World Championships.
“I do not have words to show (my feelings),” Sindhu told Hindustan Times. “It is a great time for me as well as for the nation. I am feeling happy, and when the standard was flying high & the national anthem standing played, it was a proud moment. I got goosebumps.”
“I got bronze medals in 2013 & 2014, that was okay but the last two times (2017 & 2018) when I missed it (the gold); I went done a lot of emotion. So, I wanted this. I was, like ‘okay, I think it is time for me’. It is a much-awaited victory,” she added.