PM Modi meets shuttler PV Sindhu, calls her India’s pride (Video)

Sindhu became the first Indian to win a World Championships gold medal by defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in the finals of the tournament on Sunday.

Written by August 27, 2019 13:47

New Delhi: After winning a gold medal at the BWF World Championships, shuttler PV Sindhu met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“India’s pride, a champion who has brought home a Gold and lots of glory! Happy to have met PV Sindhu. Congratulated her and wished her the very best for her future endeavours.” PM Modi tweeted

Before meeting PM Modi, she had met Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju.

After her win, Sindhu arrived in India early Tuesday morning and was seen thanking fans for their support and said that she wished to win “many more medals for the country.”

“I wish I’ll get many more medals for this country. I would like to thank all my fans. It is because of their blessings and love that I am here today,” she told ANI at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

“A great moment for me. I am really very proud to be an Indian,” she added.

Sindhu became the first Indian to win a World Championships gold medal by defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in the finals of the tournament on Sunday.

On Monday, she took to Twitter to express her emotions and feelings after achieving the feat and said that she failed to hold back her tears while witnessing the Indian flag go up on the venue amidst singing of the National anthem.

“I could not hold back my tears when I saw the Indian flag and heard the National anthem playing. Words can’t express my feelings about yesterday’s win at the World Championship,” she tweeted.

 

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I could not hold back my tears when I saw the Indian flag 🇮🇳 and heard the National anthem playing. Words can’t express my feelings about yesterday’s win at the World Championship. Had been preparing for it for so long. Finally, the wait ended. It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my Parents, my coaches ( Gopi sir and Ms Kim ) and my trainer ( mr Srikanth Verma) And most Importantly I would like to thank my sponsors and all my fans who have supported me all along.🙏🏻🙏🏻 FINALLY WORLD CHAMPION 2019🥇 #worldchampion2019#goldmedal#basel#finallydoneit#happymoment#thankyousuchitraacademy#cannotexpressinwords#thankyoueveryoneforyoursupportandlove#🙏🏻🙏🏻

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The 24-year-old further stated that she had been preparing for so long and thanked her parents, coaches, and trainer for the victory.