PV Sindhu beats Okuhara to clinch Korea Open title
PV Sindhu beats Okuhara to clinch Korea Open title

In the final clash of the Korea Super Series badminton tournament, the Rio Olympic silver-medallist P.V. Sindhu on Sunday defeated her Japanese opponent Nozomi Okuhara to clinch the Korea Open Super Series title.

Sindhu registered a 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 win over Okuhara in a match that lasted one hour and 24 minutes. Now, With this win, she has become the first Indian to win the Korea Open Super Series title.

Sindhu had won the China Super Series Premier last year and clinched the India Super Series and Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold this season and clinched a bronze medal at the World Badminton Championship.

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate Sindhu. PM Modi wrote "Congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 on emerging victorious in the Korea Open Super Series. India is immensely proud of her accomplishment.

"The former Union Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs Vijay Goel wrote on Twitter, ".@Pvsindhu1 becomes 1st #Indian to win #KoreaSS.She beats Okuhara 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 to claim WS crown. Incredible!"

"At 22 Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is a legend. What a player! Congratulations on this stunning finals win.Most breathtaking badminton @Pvsindhu1," the Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag tweeted.


"You tried, you failed, you believed & in the end you are an inspiration for the nation! A victory like none other. Congrats, @Pvsindhu1!," cricketer Sachin Tendulkar wrote.


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