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PV Sindhu clinches Korea Open badminton title, Sachin Tendulkar leads Twitter praise

PV Sindhu overcame reigning world champion Nozomi Okuhara 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 in the final of the Korea Open Superseries, leading to plenty of Twitter praise for the Indian shuttler.

other sports Updated: Sep 17, 2017 16:18 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PV Sindhu,Korea Open,Nozomi Okuhara
PV Sindhu’s win over Nozomi Okuhara led to plenty of praise on Twitter. (Twitter - @BAI_Media)

PV Sindhu’s Korea Open Superseries badminton final win against Nozomi Okuhara was redemption of sorts for the Rio Olympics silver medallist. The Indian shuttler took three games but ultimately subdued her Japanese nemesis at the World Championship. (PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara report)

The Rio Olympic silver medallist Sindhu won in an hour and 24 minutes at the SK Handball Stadium in Seoul. It was the 22-year-old’s third Superseries title of her career. (PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara highlights)

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.

But in the South Korean capital, Sindhu was presented a chance to avenge the Glasgow loss --and the Indian came out on top.

Sindhu’s valiant effort was lauded by the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Narendra Modi and Virender Sehwag.

First Published: Sep 17, 2017 16:06 IST