Indian shuttler PV Sindhu settled for her second successive bronze, as she failed to get past through her Spanish counterpart – Carolina Marin – in the 2014 Badminton World Championship.
The topsy-turvy match saw the then 19-year-old Sindhu losing the encounter by a margin of 17-21 and 15-21. Sindhu, who won the bronze medal in the Commonwealth games in Glasgow earlier the same month, failed to break the resilient tactic of Carolina, but indeed gave the Spaniard a run for her money.
The first game started with Marin taking an early lead of 2-0, but soon the storms were level at 10-10. However, the Spaniard regained her lead with the score now standing at 15-10, and she further went on to win the game with a comfortable margin of 17-21.
The second game was supposed to be a turnaround and Sindhu, on her part, started in fine fashion as managed to level the score at 5-5. The spectators then witnessed some quick hustle between the contenders and Sindhu soon managed a two-point lead, but was dragged behind in hasty succession. The Spaniard, on the other hand, was spot on with her style and was always a step ahead of her counterpart which eventually resulted in another game win with a margin of 15-21.
The Indian youngster did lose the game, but in the process, she became the first badminton player to win two bronze medals in the World Championship.