PV Sindhu settled for a Silver medal at the World Badminton Championship. She suffered a close defeat after losing to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the finals of the tournament. India is however proud of their young badminton star.
The young champion’s achievements
The young 22 year old badminton champion Pusarla Venkata Sindhu who made Indian proud in the Rio Olympics has yet done it again in the World Badminton Championship 2017. PV Sindhu suffered a close defeat against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara. The World Badminton Championship started on 21 August in Glasgow as a firm favorite. Except for a little problem in the pre quarters, the tournament has seen Sindhu as a tough competent for her opponents.
The final hour
The final round between Sindhu and Okuhara was a tough one. It was one of the greatest badminton matches that would be remembered in history. A 110-minute encounter saw the fortunes shifting from one player to the other, but in the end it was Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara who became the first woman from Japan to win a gold medal at the World Championships since the inaugural championships.
How she won her silver
Sindhu had entered the final matches in the level of 3-3.Sindhu who was a previous world renowned champion won a number of matches including the Olympics at Rio.The badminton match on Sunday was a close one which saw Sindhu prevailing in the second game that ended in a 73-shot-rally. Both players were really tired and exhausted but played patiently and diligently, fighting for every point and keeping their eyes on the Champions trophy.Sindhu had a minor misstep in the game but made India proud with her amazing run that made her win the silver medal. Sindhu actually kept up to her commitment of changing the color of her medal from bronze to Silver. Let us wish her all the best for her Gold next time.