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PV Sindhu become a first Indian to win Korean Open Badminton championship

– Prof. M. Suresh Kumar, University of Suwon, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea. 18 September 2017. Short summary of PV Sindhu’s Korean Open Badminton Women’s Single Final is as follows.

India’s PV Sindhu first Indian to win Korean Open Badminton championship. She beat Nozomi Okuhara 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 in Victor Korea Superseries Badminton 2017 women’s single final on Sunday afternoon. That’s her solid reply for world championship gold medal loss against Nozomi in Scotland.

Both share some similarities, Nozomi and Sindhu are born in 1995 and head-to-head matches each of them won 4 times.

During her early training days, Sindhu used to travel 56 KMs everyday from house to training venue. During end of third set, one particular rally went non-stop 56 shots. What a wonderful coincidence.

Sindhu has long lasting winning connections with Korea. Her father participated in 1986 Seoul Asian games and won volleyball bronze medal for India. Sindhu followed her father’s footstep won Badminton women team bronze medal in 2014 Incheon Asian games. Today she went one step ahead to win gold medal. What a honor for her family and India.

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