Sindhu becomes World Champion on mother's birthday, says title a gift for her

PV Sindhu dedicated her World Championship medal to her mother after beating Nozomi Okuhara in the final.

File Photo: P.V. Sindhu with her parents P. V. Ramana and P. Vijaya at Gopi Academy in Hyderabad.   -  K.V.S. Giri

P.V. Sindhu dedicated her World Championships gold medal to her mother P. Vijaya, after a dominat 21-7, 21-7 win in the Badminton World Championships final against Nozomi Okuhara.

In the post-match interview, the Olympic Silver medallist thanked her the Indian supporters after a stunning win.

"I won for my country. I am really proud being an Indian," Sindhu said.

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Sindhu, who won the gold medal in her third World Championship final, became the first Indian to become a World Champion. She dedicated it to her mother who is celebrating her birthday on Sunday.

“I dedicate this gold to my coach Ms Kim, Gopi Sir and to my mother. This is the birthday gift to my mother,” said Sindhu after the match.