Happy birthday mom, Sindhu says after historic win
Moments after becoming the first Indian shuttler to win the World Championships, shuttler P.V. Sindhu dedicated the historic triumph to her mother, who celebrated her birthday on Sunday, and the country.
In a final that lasted just 36 minutes, Sindhu demolished Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-7, 21-7.
“This means a lot, it is a big win. I had lost in the finals in the last two editions,” said Sindhu in an on-court interview after the match.
“I won for my country, I am really very proud,” said an emotional Sindhu wearing a satisfied smile on her face.
“I would like to thank my coach (South Korean Kim Ji Hyun) and Gopi sir (Pullela Gopichand) and also my parents. Today is my mother’s birthday, so happy birthday mom!” she added.