PM Modi calls PV Sindhu ‘India’s pride’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met with ace shuttler PV Sindhu after the latter won a historic gold at BWF World Championships in Basel. Sindhu thumped Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7 21-7 in the final to become the first Indian to claim a gold at the showpiece.

Sindhu was accompanied by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and national coach Pullela Gopichand during the meeting. PM Modi met with the star Indian shuttler and the images of the special meet were uploaded on social media.

His post read: “India’s pride, a champion who has brought home a Gold and lots of glory! Happy to have met @Pvsindhu1 . Congratulated her and wished her the very best for her future endeavours.”

Following her historic victory, Sindhu stated it was a much-awaited win for her. Sindhu had lost an epic final against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in 2017, but this time, the Japanese was like a candle in the wind and Sindhu became only the fourth player in history to win gold (2019), silver (2017 and 2018) and bronze (2013 and 2014) in women’s singles at the World Championships.

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