NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded ace badminton player PV Sindhu as phenomenal and champion of champions on Monday after she won the gold medal in the singles at the Commonwealth Games event.
Sindhu added a Commonwealth singles gold to her wide array of medals with a convincing straight-game win over Canada’s Michelle Li in the final in Birmingham on Monday.
The world number seven from India outplayed her 13th ranked opponent 21-15, 21-13.
Praising her, Modi said, “The phenomenal PV Sindhu is a champion of champions! She repeatedly shows what excellence is all about. Her dedication and commitment is awe-inspiring. Congratulations to her on winning the Gold medal at the CWG. Wishing her the best for her future endeavours.”
PV Sindhu has won the nation’s heart by winning a historic badminton gold at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, President Droupadi Murmu said on Monday.
“You created magic on the court, enthralling millions,” Murmu said, congratulating Sindhu in a tweet. —PTI