The Olympian was in total control for the entire game, winning the contest by a comfortable 21-7, 21-7. The game lasted just 38 minutes.
Life came full circle for Sindhu, who two years ago, was denied gold at the same platform by the same opponent at Glasgow. However, the only difference was that back then, the game was much more competitive, a fact reflected in the game time of an epic 110-minute. Nonetheless, the Indian evolved from the heart-rending loss with an emphatic win on the weekend.
“Last time, I lost in the final, before that also I lost in the final, so it is a very important win for me. I want to thank the crowd for supporting me. I won it for my country and I am very proud being an Indian,” Sindhu said after the match.
“A big thanks to my coach Kim and Gopi sir and my supporting staff and I dedicate this win to my mom, it’s her birthday today,” she added.
The phrase “third time lucky” indeed turned out to be true for PV Sindhu.
Here are some of the best twitter reactions on PV Sindhu’s epic feat
T 3269 – PV Sindhu .. !! Champion of the World , Badminton .. such an incredibly proud moment for INDIA .. just so honoured to have spent sometime with you at KBC ..
YOU PERSEVERED AND NEVER GAVE UP ! THAT IS THE SPIRIT OF INDIA AND OF CHAMPIONS SUCH AS YOURSELF
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 25, 2019
The stupendously talented @Pvsindhu1 makes India proud again!
Congratulations to her for winning the Gold at the BWF World Championships. The passion and dedication with which she’s pursued badminton is inspiring.
PV Sindhu’s success will inspire generations of players.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 25, 2019
Purpose fuels passion. Congratulations to the newly crowned World Champion #PVSindhu for winning the ? at #BWFWorldChampionships2019. Time and again, you've made us Indians proud! pic.twitter.com/JDZwHKeioO
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 25, 2019
— Carolina Marín (@CarolinaMarin) August 25, 2019
#makinghistory Now that’s FIRE!!!?❤️First Indian to win a Gold #BWFWorldChampionships2019 dominating the finals & HOW!!! Soooooo proud of you @Pvsindhu1 & a Happyyyy Birthday to your Mom???❤️ I love you, GodSpeed?❤️ #ProudIndian ?? pic.twitter.com/JaBfiKVVUv
— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) August 25, 2019
World Badminton has a new Queen. Congrats @Pvsindhu1!
I congratulate her on becoming the 1st Indian to bag a?in the #WorldBadmintonChampionships. Displaying sheer brilliance,she defeated Japan's Nozomi Okuhara to clinch the title.
??is proud of you! May you inspire many more.
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 25, 2019
Champion @Pvsindhu1 ?
— Gutta Jwala (@Guttajwala) August 25, 2019
Perfect way to cap a weekend. Was holding my breath because Gold has always eluded her at the last stages. What made me suck in whatever breath was left was her sheer dominance of an old & worthy opponent. Thank you @Pvsindhu1 for showing us the dividends of courage & persistence https://t.co/yeDkTNGksz
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) August 25, 2019
Heartiest congratulations @Pvsindhu1 for becoming the first-ever Indian to win the Gold at #BWFWorldChampionships2019. Indeed an inspiration and truly a historic moment for #India and in the world of sports. We at @SriSriTattva are extremely proud of this remarkable achievement pic.twitter.com/UmuHMQZiAh
— Arvind Varchaswi (@arvindvarchaswi) August 25, 2019
Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 you make us so proud!
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) August 25, 2019
हर भारतीय के लिये गर्व का क्षण, आज @Pvsindhu1 #BWFWorldChampionships जीतने वाली पहली भारतीय खिलाड़ी बन गई हैं। आपको बहुत-बहुत शुभकामनाएँ, आप ऐसे ही नये इतिहास रचती रहें और तिरंगा ऊँचा करती रहें।??????? pic.twitter.com/UlxmtKKgMg
— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) August 25, 2019
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) August 25, 2019
PV Sindhu.. 1st Indian to win BWF World Championships Gold Medal. So proud of you. Congratulations ? World Champion! pic.twitter.com/auGM05xLik
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) August 25, 2019