Prime News, National and International Sport, Badminton, New Delhi, August 27:- Newly-crowned badminton world champion P V Sindhu on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who called her India’s pride.
Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7 21-7 in the final of the world championship in Basel, Switzerland to become the first Indian to claim a gold at the showpiece.
The Hyderabad based shuttler had won two silvers and an equal number of bronze medals in the previous editions.
“India’s pride, a champion who has brought home a Gold and lots of glory! Happy to have met @Pvsindhu1. Congratulated her and wished her the very best for her future endeavours,” Modi tweeted after the meeting.
She returned to the country on Monday night and was welcomed by a large gathering of fans at the airport.
“I am really happy, I am very proud of my country. It’s a much-awaited win and I am very happy about it,” she said in response to media queries at the airport. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)