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Her success will inspire generations: PM Narendra Modi hails PV Sindhu for winning gold at BWF World Championship

First-placed India's Pusarla Venkata Sindhu poses with the gold medal at the St Jakobshalle in Basel. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 25, 2019, 07.28 PM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu for becoming the first Indian to clinch gold at Badminton World Championship.

Sindhu defeated Japanese player Nozomi Okuhara in women's singles.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, PM Modi said, “The stupendously talented, PV Sindhu makes India proud again! Congratulations to her for winning the Gold at the BWF World Championships. The passion and dedication with which she’s pursued badminton is inspiring.PV Sindhu’s success will inspire generations of players."

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Sindhu, playing in her third straight World Championships final, trounced Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in what turned out to be a one-sided summit clash in just 36 minutes.

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She had previously lost to Okuhara in the same stage in 2017 in an epic 110-minute battle before going down to Olympic champion Spaniard Carolina Marine in the final in 2018.

She had also won two bronze medals in the 2013 and 2014 editions of the World Championships.

(With inputs from agencies)