Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed PV Sindhu for winning gold at the BWF World Championships in Switzerland
New Delhi: India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu on Tuesday (August 27) met Prime Minister Narendra Modi after winning gold medal at the BWF World Championships in Basel, Switzerland.
PM Modi took to Twitter and appreciated Sindhu, "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".
India’s pride, a champion who has brought home a Gold and lots of glory!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 27, 2019
Happy to have met @Pvsindhu1. Congratulated her and wished her the very best for her future endeavours. pic.twitter.com/4WvwXuAPqr
Sindhu on Sunday (August 25) became the first Indian to win badminton World Championships gold, by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final. The Indian won 21-7, 21-7 in the summit clash that lasted just 38 minutes.
Sindhu arrived in India on Tuesday. "I wish I'll get many more medals for this country. I would like to thank all my fans. It is because of their blessings and love that I am here today," she told ANI at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.
Sindhu has also won an Olympic silver in 2016 Rio Games, a silver at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, an Asian Games silver at Jakarta. In World Championships, she has won five medals.
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Last Updated Aug 27, 2019, 2:34 PM IST