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

Updated: Aug 25, 2019, 20:02 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Soon after she won the World Championships, Indian star shuttler P V Sindhu dedicated her historic triumph to her mother, P. Vijaya who celebrated her birthday on Sunday

Narendra Modi. Pic/Twitter IANS
Narendra Modi. Pic/Twitter IANS

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated ace shuttler, PV Sindhu after she became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships in Basel, Switzerland. PM Modi took to social networking site Twitter and heaped praises on the ace Indian shuttler. In his tweet, Modi with the passion and dedication with which Sindhu has pursued is inspiring.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said 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.

By winning the coveted title, Sindhu has become the first Indian to clinch a gold medal at the World Championships. On previous occasions, Sindhu 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. PV Sindhu won also won two bronze medals in the 2013 and 2014 editions of the World Championships.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju also hailed Sindhu for becoming the first Indian to win gold at the BWF World Championships. Taking to Twitter, Rijiju said that the government will continue to provide best support and facilities to produce champions while extending his heartiest congratulations to the new World Champion.

Soon after she won the World Championships, Indian star shuttler P V Sindhu dedicated her historic triumph to her mother, P. Vijaya who celebrated her birthday on Sunday, and the country. After the match, Sindhu, in an on-court interview said, "This means a lot, it is a big win. I had lost in the finals in the last two editions."

An emotional Sindhu said that she won the title for her country and was extremely proud of her achievement. In the interview, Sindhu said, "I would like to thank my coach (South Korean Kim Ji Hyun) and Gopi sir (Pullela Gopichand) and also my parents. Today is my mother's birthday, so happy birthday mom."

Besides winning the World Championships, the ace shuttler is also a silver medallist at the Olympics, World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.

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

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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