PM Narendra Modi hails PV Sindhu as India’s pride

PV Sindhu has become the pride of the entire badminton world after her victory in the badminton world championship.

Recently, PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win the Badminton World Championship title and has become the pride of India. She came back to India from Basel, after winning the historic gold and she had an array of high profile meetings in Delhi. It was the fifth world championship medal for the 24 year old Sindhu on Sunday, and after coming back to India, she met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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PM Modi was quick to congratulate Sindhu on her historic feat and also wished her a bright future ahead.

PV Sindhu was accompanied by Pullela Gopichand, the legendary Indian badminton star and the Chief National coach.

Pullela had given training to Sindhu for a long time. Sindhu's new coach Kim Ji Hyun, the former South Korean International star, was the main man behind the sharpening the attacking prowess of Sindhu on the court.

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He indeed helped Sindhu to turn into a forceful player. Kim really had a free hand in training Sindhu and this was under the guidance of Gopichand.

PV Sindhu was also accompanied by her father PV Ramana, who himself is a former Volleyball player for India and have also won the prestigious Arjuna award.

Earlier, PV Sindhu, Pullela Gopichand, PV Raman and Kim Ji Hyun had a breakfast meeting with Kiren Rijiju, who is the sports minister for India. The Badminton Association of India (BAI) President and a popular senior politician Himanta Biswa Sarma also attended the breakfast meeting. Radhey Shyam, the Union Sports Secretary and Sandeep Pradhan, the Director General of Sports Authority of India were also present at the meeting.

Sindhu has won 2 bronze medals and 2 silver medals earlier at the badminton world championships. In the recently held tournament, she defeated Japan's Nozomi Okuhara by a score of 21-7, 21-7 in the final to win the gold medal.

by Ricky Tandon | Wed, Aug 28 - 11:27 AM

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