PV Sindhu meets PM Narendra Modi, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

Updated: Aug 27, 2019, 17:36 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

After her win, Sindhu arrived in India early Tuesday morning and was seen thanking fans for their support and said that she wished to win "many more medals for the country."

PV Sindhu during the BWF World Championships final
PV Sindhu during the BWF World Championships final

The new badminton world champion PV Sindhu is slated to meet PM Narendra Modi and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju after getting a thunderous response at the airport by her fans when she arrived in India.

After her win, Sindhu arrived in India early Tuesday morning and was seen thanking fans for their support and said that she wished to win "many more medals for the country."

"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.

"A great moment for me. I am really very proud to be an Indian," she added.

Sindhu became the first Indian to win a World Championships gold medal by defeating Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in the finals of the tournament on Sunday.

On Monday, she took to Twitter to express her emotions and feelings after achieving the feat and said that she failed to hold back her tears while witnessing the Indian flag go up on the venue amidst singing of the National anthem.

"I could not hold back my tears when I saw the Indian flag and heard the National anthem playing. Words can't express my feelings about yesterday's win at the World Championship," she tweeted.

The 24-year-old further stated that she had been preparing for so long and thanked her parents, coaches, and trainer for the victory.

PV Sindhu will be hoping to continue her winning run right upto the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where she will be looking to go one better than last time and win the gold medal at the mega event.

With inputs from ANI

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