PM Modi Meets World Champion Sindhu, Calls Her ‘India’s Pride’
Newly-crowned badminton world champion P V 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.
Sindhu was accompanied by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and national coach Pullela Gopichand among others during the meeting.
Earlier, the star shuttler met Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, who also accompanied her to the Prime Minister’s residence. Rijiju presented her with a Rs 10 lakh cheque for her historic triumph at the World Championships in Basel, Switzerland
The 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.
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