25 August 2019
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated ace shuttler P.V. Sindhu after she became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships in Basel, Switzerland, on Sunday.
Modi said in a tweet that the "stupendously talented" Sindhu's success will "inspire generations of players."
"The stupendously talented @Pvsindhu1 makes India proud again! Congratulations to her for winning the Gold at the BWF World Championships. The passion and dedication with which she's pursued badminton is inspiring. PV Sindhu's success will inspire generations of players," Modi tweeted.
Sindhu, playing in her third straight World Championships final, trounced Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in what turned out to be a one-sided summit clash in just 36 minutes.
She had previously lost to Okuhara in the same stage in 2017 in an epic 110-minute battle before going down to Olympic champion Spaniard Carolina Marine in the final in 2018.
She had also won two bronze medals in the 2013 and 2014 editions of the World Championships.