Badminton ace PV Sindhu on Sunday scripted history by winning the final of the Victor Korea Open superseries. Sindhu became the first Indian badminton player to lift the title in Korea as she thrashed Nozomi Okuhara in the women’s singles final. This was Sindhu’s third Super Series title and second this year. Sindhu avenged her World Championships loss to Okuhara from Glasgow and won the Korea Open Superseries final 22-20 11-21 21-18. Undoubtedly, the badminton player has made India proud time and again. It looks like that the ace shuttler is settled as a top notch badminton player.
Sindhu, an Olympic Silver medalist, won Malaysian open title 2013 as her first Grand Prix Gold title. Sindhu’s next big feat came on 8 August 2013 when she defeated the defending champion, second-seeded Wang Yihan of China, to enter the women’s quarterfinals at the BWF World Championships. Sindhu thrashed Wang Shixian 21–18, 21–17 to become India’s first medalist in women’s singles at the World Championships. In December same year, Sindhu lifted Macau Open Grand Prix Gold title by defeating Canada’s Michelle Li.
The badminton sensation created history by becoming the first Indian to win two back-to-back medals in the BWF World Badminton Championships after her bronze medal finish in 2014 BWF World Championships held in Denmark.
Well, 2016 was certainly the year of glory for Sindhu. She first won the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold women’s singles title after beating Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour in the final.
Sindhu then stunned all by her performance at the Rio Olympic. The badminton ace became the youngest and first women individual to bag an Olympic Silver medal representing India. In her next tournament, the India Open superseries, Sindhu won the title by defeating Carolina Marin in straight games.
In August again, she won a silver at BWF World Championships after losing to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the finals. And today again, India’s pride Sindhu avenged her world championships loss to Okuhara by beating her in the final of the Victor Korea Open superseries.