PV Sindhu decimated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the finals of the BWF World Championships in Basel on Sunday to became the first Indian to a gold in the tournament.
The 24-year-old, in her third straight world championships final beat Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in a game that lasted just 38 minutes. It saw the Indian take revenge for the heart breaking loss to Okuhara in the final two years ago at Glasgow.
Sindhu played her top game throughout the match, making Okuhara constantly run from one flank to another while not allowing her to play to her comforts.
Also Sindhu did not allow Okuhara to unleash her flicks while repeatedly fending off the Japanese’s back hand.
The win marks Sindhu’s fifth World Championships medal, a joint most for a woman singles player. She now has a gold, two silvers and two bronze in her world championship medal cabinet.