Badminton fraternity on Sunday lauded on PV Sindhu's achievement to become the first Indian shuttler to clinch a gold medal at the BWF World Championships.
Sindhu trounced Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in the final of the tournament and became the first Indian shuttler to win a gold at the event.
Indian ace shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Shrikanth praised Sindhu for bagging gold at the tournament.
"Congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 for the first-ever world championships gold medal from India," Nehwal tweeted.
"Congratulations for the medal @Pvsindhu1!Truemasterclass! Well done! #BWFWorldChampionships2019," Srikanth tweeted.
Earlier, the 24-year-old had four medals at the World Championships as she bagged bronze in the 2013 and 2014 while in 2017 and 2018 she claimed silver medals.
Congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 for the first ever world championships gold medal from India 👍— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) August 25, 2019
Shuttler Satwik Sairaj Renkireddy took to Twitter and wrote, "For the First Time in World championships history India's National Anthem played at the podium. Thankyou @Pvsindhu1 akka #worldchampion #pvsindhu #India."
"What a game! Truly spectacular! An Indian is a World Champion! @Pvsindhu1," Chirag Shetty tweeted.
Sindhu won the silver medal at the Rio Olympics 2016. In this year she appeared in the final of the Indonesia Open where she faced a defeat at the hands of Akane Yamaguchi