Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik congratulates PV Sindhu

Published: Aug 26, 2019, 10:49 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Bhubaneshwar

PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win badminton World Championships gold by beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final in Basel in Switzerland on Sunday

Naveen Patnaik in a file photo
Naveen Patnaik in a file photo

Bhubaneswar: Congratulations poured in for shuttler PV Sindhu for becoming the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also extended his wishes saying that the country is proud of Sindhu.

Patnaik tweeted, "Congratulate @Pvsindhu1 on the record-breaking #BWFWorldChampionships final win against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara, becoming the first Indian to win the title. India is proud of you, Sindhu! All the very best."

Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win badminton World Championships gold by beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final in Basel in Switzerland on Sunday.

Naveen Patnaik also congratulated shuttler Pramod Bhagat. He tweeted, "Congratulations to #Odisha's star shuttler on getting one more glory at BWF Para-Badminton World Championships 2019, by being crowned world champion in men's singles (SL3). Odisha is so proud of you. Wish my best for the future." [sic]

World No. 1 Pramod Bhagat made a strong comeback to defeat England's Daniel Bethell and clinch his third Worlds title in men's singles SL3 category at the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships in Basel on Sunday.

Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from IANS

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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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