1. A five-star achievement
Sindhu now has five medals from the BWF World Championships. This is the joint highest in women's category. Sindhu equalled former Chinese star and Olympic champion Zhan Ning who also has five medals from the tournament. Zhang achieved this feat between 2001 and 2007. This was Sindhu's first gold, after losing the final in 2017 and 2018.
2. Dedicating the medal to her mother
Sindhu is coming from a family where sports is the primary priority. Her parents P Venkatramana and P Vijaya were national level volleyball players. So, it came as no surprise that Sindhu dedicated the medal to her mother, especially because it was her birthday on Sunday. Speaking to ANI, Sindhu's mother, Vijaya said, "We are very happy, we were waiting for that gold medal. She trained hard for this."
3. The role of Kim Ji-Hyun
Kim is a former South Korean player who won gold in the 1994 Hiroshima Asian Games. After taking over Sindhu's coach, Kim made changes to Sindhu's playing style which is naturally aggressive. "At the top level, you have to be smart. It has to be a combination, like your technique, hitting and mentality. We're working on net skills, deception and changing tactics as you can't use the same tactics over and over again," Kim was quoted as saying in the BWF website.
4. Road to Tokyo Olympics
The next big tournament will be Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Sindhu had won a silver in Rio in 2016 and she would like to go one better this time. "Olympics is not so far but right now it is step-by-step for me. I know the Olympic qualification is going so I hope I do well, but right now I just want to enjoy it and don't want to think anything else." One step at a time, if you would.