PV Sindhu bags historic world championship gold: A look at the ace shuttler's career
Updated : 2019-08-28 07:37:47
Dubbed "silver girl" for a string of near-misses on the international stage, India's Pusarla Sindhu hopes to have finally shed that unwanted moniker after capturing her first world badminton championships title at the weekend. Sindhu became India's first badminton world champion when she beat Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7 21-7 to win the women's singles in Basel on Sunday, a victory that also boosted the nation's hopes of an Olympic gold medal in Tokyo next year. After finishing runner-up at the 2016 Olympics, last year's Commonwealth Games and Asian Games and the previous two world championships finals, Sindhu was delighted to stand on top of the podium. Sindhu played in five other finals last year without winning any of them, raising questions about her mental strength. Here's a look at the career of the ace badminton player.