Indian badminton pride, 23-year-old P.V. Sindhu creates history after clinching the BWF World Tour Finals tournament gold medal. She is the first Indian to do so.
— BWF (@bwfmedia) December 16, 2018
Sindhu avenged her 2017 final loss by defeating Nozomi Okuhara in straight games (21-19, 21-17). The match lasted roughly for an hour and Sindhu dominated her opponent for the majority of the time but Okuhara made sure she was right on Sindhu’s tail throughout the clash. In the second game, Sindhu never lost her lead.
The win ensured her hard work found its result. Sindhu was often criticised to choke in the finals. The star has lost too many finals in the recent past. The BWF World Tour Finals tournament gold medal is the only medal claimed by Sindhu this year.
This is what Sindhu said after achieving the victory: “Sometimes I was thinking of the last final, but I said that’s not the time I should be thinking about. I got really emotional since it was my first gold.”
“Normally we think how do I shout or what should I do to celebrate, but I had nothing in my mind. I didn’t even shake hands with Nozomi and then umpire said ‘Sindhu it’s time you shook hands with her.’ But she had come over to my side to give me a hand. That moment I just had tears in my eyes, I wanted this win very much and I got it,” Sindhu added.
Congratulations PV Sindhu 🙂