Andhra CM, Telangana CM hail World Champion PV Sindhu on historic feat

Updated: Aug 25, 2019, 23:06 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Sindhu who became the first Indian to clinch a gold medal at the World Championships was congratulated by Telangana CM K. Chandrashekhar Rao and Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy on her achievement

Andhra CM Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy said that PV Sindhu has done the state and the nation proud with her smashing victory. Pic/Twitter IANS
Andhra CM Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy said that PV Sindhu has done the state and the nation proud with her smashing victory. Pic/Twitter IANS

On Sunday, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao congratulated badminton star P. V. Sindhu on winning the World Badminton Championships, While heaping praises on the ace shuttler, Rao said PV Sindhu, with her superb performance, has made the country proud. He also hoped that she continues her victories in the future.

On the other hand, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy hailed Sindhu for creating history by winning gold at the World Championship in Basel, Switzerland. Chief Minister Reddy said that PV Sindhu has done the state and the nation proud with her smashing victory. Reddy also wished that Badminton star Sindhu's winning streak continues.

Besides Telangana CM K. Chandrashekhar Rao and Andhra Pradesh CM Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the ace shutter and said that with the passion and dedication with which Sindhu has pursued is inspiring.

In his tweet, PM Modi that the "stupendously talented" P V Sindhu's success will "inspire generations of players." PV Sindhu won the BWF World Championships title by defeating Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in straight games by 21-7, 21-7. After winning the title, Sindhu became the first Indian to clinch a gold medal at the World Championships.

Also Read: PV Sindhu becomes first Indian to win BWF World Championships

Sindhu, who 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, received victory in straight sets. She also won two bronze medals in the 2013 and 2014 editions of the World Championships.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju while extending his heartiest congratulations to the new World Champion said that the government will continue to provide best support and facilities to produce champions. P V Sindhu dedicated her historic triumph to her mother, P. Vijaya who celebrated her birthday on Sunday, and the country.

In an on-court interview, PV Sindhu said that she won the title for her country and was extremely proud of her achievement. She also her South Korean coach Kim Ji Hyun and Pullela Gopichand besides thanking her parents.

Also Read: PV Sindhu's success will inspire generations of players, says Narendra Modi

With inputs from IANS

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PV Sindhu: The stunning side of the shuttler you may have not seen!
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    PV Sindhu recently created history when she clinched a gold medal at the 2019 World Championships. In doing so, Sindhu became the first Indian badminton player to become world champion

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    Pusarla Venkata Sindhu was born in Hyderabad to her parents  P. V. Ramana and P. Vijaya, who have both played volleyball at the national level

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    PV Sindhu has a career record of 312 wins and 129 losses.

    In picture: PV Sindhu striking gold in Rangoli decorations

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    PV Sindhu also has an elder sister Divya, who played handball at the national level. However, she did not pursue this further and became a doctor instead

    In picture: PV Sindhu with her sister

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    PV Sindhu has one gold, silver and bronze medal each at the Commonwealth Games

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    PV Sindhu has 2 bronze medals at the Uber Cup

    In picture: PV Sindhu sporting a ponytail looking just like the girl next door

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    PV Sindhu has won a bronze medal and silver medal each at Asian Games.

    PV Sindhu captioned this picture 'The secret of great style is to feel good in what you wear Wearing this beautiful by @krsnacouture_ H n m - @gotomirrors #lovingit#feelgoodinwhatyouwear#smilealways#

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    PV Sindhu shared this picture and captioned it 'Happiness looks gorgeous on you #loveyourself#happiness#behappy'

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    PV Sindhu has won one gold medal, two silver medals and two bronze medals at the World Championships

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    PV Sindhu has won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    In picture: PV Sindhu chilling with few friends on a yacht

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    PV Sindhu shared this dapper picture of her in an all-black avatar and captioned it, 'At the inauguration of the RuPay volleyball league @provolleyballindia last weekend. Amazing energy and met some lovely people. Wearing @priyanka_gangwal_official and @luluandskyofficial. Styled by @talukdarbornali #rupayprovolleyballleague#fun#thrillkacall'

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    In picture: Rio Olympics silver medalist PV Sindhu offers thanksgiving prayers at Mahankali temple in the old city of Hyderabad. Clad in 'half saree and carrying 'bonam' (offering) on her head, the star shuttler visited Mahankali temple at Lal Darwaza in the old city. Pic/PTI

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    PV Sindhu posted this picture on Instagram and captioned it: "????.....loving it....by @shravyavarma thanks darling for this outfit???? #lovingit#dressingup#??"

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    PV Sindhu walking the ramp and kiling it!

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    PV Sindhu is also quite a huge fan of selfies

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    PV Sindhu with South actress Anushka Shetty

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    PV Sindhu shared this photo on Instagram and captioned it 'Riot of colors and Happy vibes! #colourfulvibes @krupakapadialabel Styling- @caldeirabornal

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    PV Sindhu taking a selfie in a car

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    PV Sindhu rocking a denim jacket and pants look

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    PV Sindhu with fashion designer Manish Malhotra

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    In picture: PV Sindhu with her mother at the Universal Studios in the United States

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    Parupalli Kashyap, Ashwini Ponnappa, Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and Gopichand during the opening ceremony of Indian Open Super Series in August 2013

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    In picture: PV Sindhu is all smiles during a photoshoot

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    PV Sindhu in traditional Gujarati attire

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