25 August 2019, Basel: P.V. Sindhu overcame Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in straight games 21-7, 21-7 in just over 38 minutes to win gold medal at the BWF World Championships 2019 at St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland.
In a superb display of power and skills, Sindhu totally decimated her opponent to became the first-ever Indian badminton player to win a gold medal at this prestigious event.
This was was Sindhu’s fifth World Championships medal — joint most for a woman singles player with former Olympics and world champion China’s Zhang Ning. The Hyderabad based shuttler had earlier won Silver at the 2017 and 2018 editions besides winning bronze in 2013 and 2014.
Sindhu has also won an Olympic silver in 2016 Rio Games, a silver at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, an Asian Games silver at Jakarta and the BWF World Tour Finals last year.
ROAD to Gold at BWF World Championships 2019
|F||JPN Nozomi Okuhara||21 – 7, 21 – 14||Win|
|SF||CHN CHEN Yu Fei||21 – 7, 21 – 14||Win|
|QF||TPE TAI Tzu Ying||12-21, 23-21, 21-19||Win|
|R3||USA Beiwen ZHANG||21-14, 21-6||Win|
|R2||TPE PAI Yu Po||21-14, 21-15||Win|