Winning the BWF World Championships is a result of years of hard work: PV Sindhu

Speaking at an event at Vile Parle as she was being felicitated for becoming the BWF World Champion, shuttler PV Sindhu thanked her parents and the government for their immense support

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On August 25, one of India's finest shuttlers, PV Sindhu made history as she beat Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the BWF Badminton World Championships 2019 finals in Basel to become the first Indian player to have bagged a gold in the Badminton World Championships.

The win earned her love from all over the country as they hailed her as one of the greats. Along with the love, she was reverred and celebrated by various organisations. In a similar event by Sahara Group where she was felicitated for her victory, she expressed her happiness. But according to Sindhu, the journey to her achievement was not a cakewalk,

"I did not win because of one year of hard work. It took persistent efforts for several years to reach this stage. The journey was difficult but I am really grateful to my parents as well as the government for their immense support."

Prior to her latest win, she had lost to Okuhara in the 2017 World Championships final. However, taking the defeat as a lesson, she bounced back in 2019 finals after beating the Japanese shuttler 21-7, 21-7 in the World Championships final on Sunday.

In the six appearances that World No. 5 Sindhu has made at the BWF World Championships, she has won two silver, two bronze and one gold medal to become the joint-most successful women's singles shuttler at the world meet.

While she should be on the top of the world after her recent win, Sindhu is now eyeing to win a gold at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and has taken it as her ultimate challenge.

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