PM Narendra Modi meets PV Sindhu after her historic triumph

first_imgIndia Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met PV Sindhu, who scripted history by becoming the first Indian world champion in badminton.Sindhu arrived in India on Tuesday morning, along with coach Pullela Gopichand, and received a warm reception at the airport on her return to the country as the Rio Olympic silver medallist promised to work harder and clinch many more medals.After arriving, Sindhu met Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and later also had an interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After meeting Sindhu, PM Modi tweeted, “India’s pride, a champion who has brought home a Gold and lots of glory!”Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju also presented a Rs 10 lakh cheque to PV Sindhu for her historic triumph. Also present on the occasion were Badminton Association of India president Himanta Biswa Sarma, coaches Pullela Gopichand and Kim Ji-Hyun and Sindhu’s father P V Ramana, a former bronze medallist in volleyball at the 1986 Asian Games.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 (@narendramodi) August 27, 2019Also extended honour to @Pvsindhu1 ‘s father PV Ramana, coach P. Gopichand & Kim from the Govt and BAI President @himantabiswa ji. Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) August 27, 2019The minister also extended his congratulations to Sai Praneeth besides rewarding him with a cheque of Rs 4 lakh for winning a bronze medal at the championships, India’s first men’s singles medal at the worlds since Prakash Padukone’s feat in 1983.advertisementPV Sindhu outclassed Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in of the most lop-sided final in the history of the tournament to win her fifth medal and first gold at the BWF World Championships.Sindhu defeated Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in just 38 minutes to win create history.#WATCH: Shuttler PV Sindhu meets PM Narendra Modi in Delhi; Sindhu won a gold medal at the BWF World Championships on August 25. ANI (@ANI) August 27, 2019In the six appearances that World No. 5 Sindhu has made at the BWF World Championships, she has won 2 silver, 2 bronze and 1 gold medal to become the joint-most successful women’s singles shuttler at the world meet.PV Sindhu also became only the 4th singles player ever to have a full set of world championship medals.Also Read | This is my answer to those who questioned me: PV SindhuAlso Read | PV Sindhu wins historic gold, crushes Nozomi Okuhara in BWF World Championships finalAlso Seelast_img read more