World No. 5 and badminton star P.V. Sindhu bags gold after defeating a higher rank champion Nozomi Okuhara from Japan and sealed another breakthrough for India as she became the first Indian to win BWF World Championship. This record-breaking achievement of Sindhu in women’s singles final marks another historic success for India this year following the Thailand Open triumph of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, the first Indian pair to win a BWF Super 500 Badminton tournament just early this month. It was Sindhu’s third successive BWF World Championships final, winning 2 silvers, 2 bronze and finally a gold medal. Register an account and be the first to know about latest sports news, betting odd and predictions. Plus we have exciting offers only for you if you visit 12BET Sportboook!
Two years after failing to snatch the gold out of Okuhara in a record-breaking 110-minute final at Glasgow, the longest final in the history of the tournament and said to be one if not the greatest battles in badminton history, the 24-year old finally won 21-7 21-7 finish in one exciting clash that lasted just 38 minutes. Aside from bagging the elusive gold in her third successive final, she is also hailed as the joint-most successful women’s singles shuttler at the world meet with 5 winning medals between 2013 and 2019 next to former Olympic champion Zhang Ning of China with 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze between 2001 and 2007. The 24-year old also became the 4th single player to have a full set of world championship medals in just 6 appearances.
Prior to this victory, Sindhu was criticized and became the subject to a lot of talking points following defeats from previous finals since 2016 Rio Olympics. Her response from all the negative sides was a triumph that no one ever expected. Sindhu, the two-time silver medalist and Olympic medalist now a gold medalist said via Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) official website in a post-match statement, “This is my answer to the people who have asked me questions over and over. I just wanted to answer with my racket and with this win – that’s all.” In an Instagram post with a photo wearing the gold medal she thanked her parents, coaches, supporters and fans and expressed disbelief after winning the medal. “I could not hold back my tears when I saw the Indian flag and heard the National anthem playing. Words can’t express my feelings about yesterday’s win at the World Championship. Had been preparing for it for so long. Finally, the wait ended,” Sindhu wrote. Be the first to know the latest updates on your favorite team’s fixture and news, and also the freshest changes in betting odds here at 12BET Sportsbook.
Sindhu became an instant apple of the eye in India as she received praises and commendation from notable personalities in her homeland and even badminton fans all-over the world. She will return to Olympics in Tokyo 2020 as the reigning world champion to try bagging gold with the same strength and luck she used in this competition. You can also try your luck with us just visit 12BET and be part of the largest source of competitive gaming information that offers best odds, betting analysis, schedules, overall results, live scores, promotions and other Esports matches.