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January 19, 2020
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Scintillating Sindhu: Becomes first Indian to win BWF gold

India’s ace shuttler, Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu has finally managed to break the jinx of losing in major finals. On Sunday, Sindhu became the first Indian to win a BWF gold, beating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7. It was a long and enduring journey for her as she struggled to break the jinx of losing in the finals.

Sindhu becomes the second female shuttler to win five medals and the third to have won bronze, silver and gold medals. “I dedicate this award to my mom. Its her birthday today. Happy birthday mom,” said an ecstatic Sindhu after winning the match.

The moment she won the tie against a fierce opponent that Nozomi is, social media went into a frenzy sending her congratulatory messages. PM Modi, sports minister Kiren Rijiju, Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan and SRK, Sachin Tendulkar and celebrities from all other fields sent her messages.

The stupendously talented @PVSidhu makes India proud, Tweeted Narendra Modi.

Image courtesy: New Indian Express

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