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Birmingham [UK], August 8 (ANI): Following her gold medal win in the women's singles category at Commonwealth Games 2022, PV Sindhu said that she hopes to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon.

Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu clinched India's first gold medal in Badminton at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 and the first women's singles CWG gold medal of her career by defeating Canada's Michelle Li in the final on Monday.

"I would like to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his words. Hoping to meet him soon," said Sindhu to ANI.

The shuttler said that the upcoming World Championships are her focus and she is preparing for that and is happy after finally winning her first CWG women's singles medal.

On her gesture of inviting her coach and support staff while being honoured on the podium, she said, "It is important for an athlete. I play and work hard and behind that there is my coach, physio and trainer. It is important to maintain the player physically and mentally. They have worked hard for that. When it comes to recovery, physios are very important."Coming to the match, Sindhu was a dominant figure in the match, though her opponent competed well. The Indian won the match in straight two games by 21-15, 21-13.

PV Sindhu got off to a great start. Halfway through the first game, she was leading by 11-8. Michelle Li offered her Indian opponent great competition but fell short in every rally. The result was a 21-15 win for Sindhu in the first game.

Li started the second game on a good note. But Sindhu took advantage once again within no time. The Canadian kept making errors and it kept widening Sindhu's lead with every failure. Halfway through the second game, Sindhu was in an advantageous position with an 11-6 lead. She needed ten more points to take home the first CWG 2022 gold medal for India in badminton.

After the break, things started more even, with both players getting two points quickly due to errors committed by their opponent. Sindhu and Li had an exciting rally of 57 shots, which concluded with the Indian losing a point. Li was slowly gaining an advantage over Sindhu as she was cutting the deficit. Eventually, Sindhu's lead was reduced to 13-11.

Sindhu kept fighting through the second game and eventually won it by 21-13. With the win, she also clinched her first-ever women's singles medal in Commonwealth Games 2022 and India's first-ever gold in badminton at CWG 2022. (ANI)

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