Ace shuttler PV Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships, crushing Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in just 36 minutes in a one-sided final.
Tears of joy ran down Nishiya's cheeks as she realised she had become the country's youngest ever gold medal winner.
The 22-year-old Feryal Abdelaziz went ahead on a yuko with 28 seconds left in a cagey final bout. She scored again three seconds later and hung on for a 2:0 victory celebrated with a primal scream.
The Indian Paralympic participants, who have harvested a record 19 medals, deserve the loudest applause the country can shower on them.