On Tuesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi met India’s badminton star PV Sindhu and congratulated her on her win and for bringing the gold medal to India after winning the BWF World Championships final at Basel in Switzerland on Sunday.
Calling PV Sindhu India’s pride, PM Modi also wished her luck for her future endeavours.
India’s pride, a champion who has brought home a Gold and lots of glory!
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 27, 2019
PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win a World Championship gold medal by thrashing old rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-7, 21-7 in one of the most lop-sided finals ever. The gold was her fifth medal at the World Championships.
Earlier, Sindhu met Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, who also accompanied her to the Prime Minister’s residence. Rijiju presented her with a Rs 10 lakh cheque for her historic triumph at the World Championships in Basel, Switzerland
Rijiju tweeted after meeting Sindhu “Honoured PV Sindhu who created history and made India proud by winning the World Badminton Championship for the first time. My best wishes to her in her pursuit to bring more glory to India.”
Honoured @Pvsindhu1 who created history and made India proud by winning the World Badminton Championship for the first time! My best wishes to her in her pursuit to bring more glory to India🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/2iwtfmlVIb
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) August 27, 2019
Sindhu is now the joint highest medal-winner in women’s singles in World Championships history with former Olympic champion Zhang Ning of China, who won an identical 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze between 2001 and 2007.