Indian star shuttler PV Sindhu on Sunday overcame reigning world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 in the women’s singles final of the Korea Open Superseries. After lifting the title, Sindhu dedicated her victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday. “I dedicate this victory for our beloved Prime Minister Shri Modiji on his birthday for his untiring and self-less services to our Country,” Sindhu’s tweet read.
Prime Minister Modi had also congratulated Sindhu for winning the Korea Open Super Series title in Seoul.
“Congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 on emerging victorious in the Korea Open Super Series. India is immensely proud of her accomplishment: PM,” the PMO India wrote on its twitter handle.
Sindhu made history by becoming the first Indian to win the Korea Open. The win, though, didn’t come easy as Okuhara gave tough competition to Sindhu till the end.
The Rio Olympic silver medallist Sindhu won in an hour and 24 minutes at the SK Handball Stadium. It was the 22-year-old’s third Superseries title of her career.
Okuhara had conquered the Hyderabadi in the World Championships final in August in Glasgow.
After the August 27 win, the Rio Olympic bronze medallist Okuhara, 22, had taken a 4-3 lead in career meetings against Sindhu.
World no. 4 Sindhu had clinched the 2016 China Super Series Premier and India Open Super Series and Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold this season.