"I dedicate this victory for our beloved Prime Minister Shri Modiji on his birthday."
Badminton player PV Sindhu has made India proud by winning the Badminton Korea Open Super Series 2017! After previously losing to Nozomi Okuhara in August 2017, she redeemed herself by defeating the Japanese sportswoman.
The final took place on 17th September. With a big crowd at Seoul’s SK Handball Stadium, the player held her nerve and delivered a thrilling performance.
With determination, PV Sindhu persevered against Okuhara and won the 1 hour and 24-minute match. She won with a valiant score of 22-20, 11-21 and 21-18.
The victory adds a shining feat to the badminton player’s career. It marks the first time she has won a Korea Open Super Series title; the first Indian woman to achieve this!
In addition, the win serves as her third Super Series title. PV Sindhu has previously won the China Open and India Open Super Series, taking place in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Remarkable accomplishments for the 22-year-old talented sportswoman!
After winning the high-energy match, she showed her gold medal with pride. This joy appeared in her Twitter posts. She thanked all her fans and supportive team of coaches, support staff and sponsors.
PV Sindhu also dedicated her win to Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, tweeting:
“I dedicate this victory for our beloved Prime Minister Shri Modiji on his birthday for his untiring and self-less services to our Country. [sic]”
Watch the exciting match here:
Meanwhile, many famous figures from the country have applauded Sindhu for her magnificent win. Both Narendra Modi and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar congratulated the sportswoman, showing their own pride of the 22-year-old.
Congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 on emerging victorious in the Korea Open Super Series. India is immensely proud of her accomplishment: PM
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 17, 2017
You tried, you failed, you believed & in the end you are an inspiration for the nation! A victory like none other. Congrats, @Pvsindhu1! ? pic.twitter.com/OA2j0FnDwa
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 17, 2017
Even the world of Bollywood gave their own thoughts on the victory. Actors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Akhil Akkineni and Dia Murza praised the young champion, excited to see Sindhu win her first Korea Open.
T 2550 – YEEEEEAAAHHHHHH !! SHE HAS DONE IT !! PV SINDHU WINS THE SUPER SERIES, IN KOREA .. 1ST INDIAN TO DO SO .. SWEET REVENGE !! ?????? pic.twitter.com/032W8vxdJX
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 17, 2017
@Pvsindhu1 congratulations you champion !!!!! ????????????
— Akhil Akkineni (@AkhilAkkineni8) September 18, 2017
You amazing amazing girl! Congratulations! You make us so proud @Pvsindhu1. https://t.co/sEeJMq4aqg
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) September 17, 2017
With this historic win under her belt, it redeems the badminton player after previously losing to Nozomi Okuhara.
The two previously went head-to-head in the World Badminton Championships 2017. However, after a battling match, Sindhu only managed to win silver in the tournament.
Since then, her Japanese opponent took a 4-3 lead after a series of career meetings against the Indian player.
But with this latest victory, it seems PV Sindhu has now won gold again for the country.
DESIblitz congratulates PV Sindhu on her win in the Badminton Korea Open Super Series 2017!