PV Sindhu (पी वी सिंधु) first Indian shuttler to win gold medal at World Championships

PV Sindhu first Indian to win gold medal at World Championships: 26.8.2019

Points to Remember:

  • World number five PV Sindhu became the first ever Indian badminton player to win gold medal at the BWF World Championships.
  • The 24-year-old defeated world number four Nozomi Okuhara of Japan with a scoreline of 21-7, 21-7.
  • Apart from the two silvers Sindhu won in the last two editions, she had also won the bronze in 2013 and 2014.
  • Sindhu’s gold is the second medal that India won at the Worlds this year with Sai Praneeth winning a bronze in men’s singles category.

About PV Sindhu :

  • Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (born 5 July 1995)is an Indian professional badminton player.
  • She is the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships.
  • She is also one of the two Indian badminton players to ever win an Olympic medal – the other being Saina Nehwal.
  • In 2013, she became the first ever Indian women’s singles player to win a medal at the Badminton World Championships
  • In 2019, she became the second woman after Zhang Ning to win five medals at the world championships.
  • In March 2015, she is the recipient of India’s fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri.

PV Sindhu

About 2019 BWF World Championships :

  • The Total 2019 BWF World Championships is a badminton tournament which is held from 19 to 25 August at St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland
  • Edition: 25th
  • Winners:
    • Men’s singles: Kento Momota (Japan)
    • Women’s singles: P. V. Sindhu (India)
    • Men’s doubles: Mohammad Ahsan (Indonesia), Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia)
    • Women’s doubles: Mayu Matsumoto (Japan), Wakana Nagahara (Japan)
    • Mixed doubles: Zheng Siwei (China), Huang Yaqiong (China)
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Who became the first Indian to win gold medal at the BWF World Championships? PV Sindhu
  2. Which Indian badminton player won a bronze in men’s singles category at 2019 BWF World Championships? Sai Praneeth
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