PV Sindhu couldn’t make Gold for India in World Badminton Championship, nevertheless she bags Silver for the country. The young aspiring shuttler reached in the finals after defeating China’s Chen Yufei but had a hard luck against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara. Sindhu however, was not an easy cake to cut for the Okuhara, the tournament continued for 1 hour 50 minutes, the longest match of Championship tournament so far. Both the 22 years young players played very well and it was a neck to neck match between two, Sindhu earned a point trailing 19-20 but the next two were scored by Okuhara.
India had high hopes to win the title after the defeat of Chen Yufei of China, Junior world Championship, Sindhu in fact even played like one in first game in finals but she lost the title in the finals with 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 on Sunday as the Japanese girl upside down the match in next two games, even Sindhu appeared quite deserted and crestfallen after her loss.
The match was, however, the most intense and lively match of the tournament till this date, the third game that lasted for 46 points, (the usual time is taken to finish three games altogether) is a clear depiction of the intensity of the match.
With this Nozomi became the first Japanese woman to score Women’s Badminton Championship, on the other hand, Sindhu followed Sania to be the next Indian woman to secure silver. This is the third time Sindhu made India proud, after winning two bronze medals at the 2013 and 2014 championships.
I am upset. In the third game, it was anybody’s game at 20-all. Everybody aims for gold and I was there very close but that last moment changed everything. She is not an easy player.- said, PV Sindhu.
I am delighted to become World Champion and I thank everyone for supporting me. It was a very tough match and I am very tired– Nozomi Okuhara