World Badminton Championships: PV Sindhu wins silver, Saina Nehwal settles for bronze

Story By: Rajesh Sharma
Monday, August, 28 2017 - 13:00

In a World Badminton Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, Indian badminton players PV Sindhu and  Saina Nehwal won silver and bronze medals. The country now has two medals for the first time.

Rio Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu faced Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the women’s singles final on Sunday at Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

The longest match of the tournament took 1hour and 49 minutes.

Sindhu lost 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 to twelfth seed Nozomi Okuhara. The Japanese was dictating the direction of play till the end, from the start. 

This was a third medal for Sindhu at the Worlds, having won bronze twice in 2013 and 2014.

Meanwhile, ace shuttler Siana Nehwal had to settle for a bronze medal after losing her semi-final contest against seventh seed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in tight three games in Glasgow on Saturday.

Saina lost 21-12, 17-21, 10-21 to the Japanese shuttler in the 74-minute long match. It is the second medal for Saina at the World Championships after winning a silver in the last edition in 2015.

Badminton Association of India and President Himanta Biswa Sarma announced a cash prize of Rs 10 Lakh to PV Sindhu and Rs 5 Lakh to Saina Nehwal for her bronze medal winning feat.


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