India’s Badminton star PV Sindhu wins silver in the World Badminton Championship as she lost to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 20-22, 22-20 in a gruelling match that lasted an hour and 50 minutes.
Gold eludes Sindhu but she played like a champion. In the end, it was a battle of nerves and she missed it by a whisker.
It was a pulsating game of badminton as both the players staged an epic performance. The kind of guts and perseverance that Sindhu had shown in the game speaks of the remarkable talent that she possesses.
Sindhu by virtue of winning the Silver has created a new record for India at the World Championship with 3 individual medals—- 1 silver and 2 bronze medals in the 2013 and 2014 editions. This has been India’s best ever World Championship with two podium finishes for the first time in history (Saina Nehwal bronze).
India finish with two medals at #2017BWC
The two badminton queens stepped up on the big stage. More power to these two! 🥈🥉 pic.twitter.com/k9301ICYaO
— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) August 27, 2017
The 22-year old might have lost the game but she can hold her head high as India has a badminton gem which goes by the name of Pusarla Venkata Sindhu.
This badminton sensation is a role model for millions across the globe and her name will go down in the record books as one of the best badminton players the country has ever produced.
Saina Nehwal settles for bronze at the World Badminton Championship as she lost to Japanese Nozomi Okuhara 21-17, 12-21, 10-21 in the women’s singles semifinal clash at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. The 2015-silver medalist had put up a commendable performance right throughout the tournament.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 27, 2017
PV Sindhu’s rise in the badminton world has been meteoric. A young, lanky Indian girl, with dreams in her eyes was striving hard to break through the large shadow of Saina Nehwal and make a name for herself in the Indian badminton circuit. The game was in place, the skill set improving everyday; but her hunger to win was what was most striking about her. It was a matter of when and not how for Sindhu, and boy did she deliver.
Sindhu brought the nation to a stand still during the 2016 Rio Games, as a male dominant society needed a woman to salvage their pride. Sindhu shot to limelight that night in Rio, wearing that silver medal with pride, eyes welling up; but the hunger still visible, still, very palpable.