Basel: India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu stormed into their third successive finale at the BWF World Championships with a straight-set win over China’s Chen Yu Fei (21-7, 21-14) on Saturday. Hence, she was up against her old nemesis and fierce rival in Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in a bid to claim her maiden gold in the championships in Basel.
In a contest that stretched merely for over 37 minutes, Sindhu dominated from the onset and created history to become the first-ever Indian shuttler to claim gold in the championships. She emerged on top of Okuhara by 21-7, 21-7. Interestingly, Sindhu had come face-to-face with Okuhara in 2017 final as well, but couldn’t get the better of the opponent at that time.