BWF World champion Sindhu meets PM

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Newly-crowned badminton world champion PV 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 Hyderabadi 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.

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Sindhu was accompanied by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and national coach Pullela Gopichand among others during 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.

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