PV Sindhu has again proved why she is a big tournament player, winning silver at the World Badminton Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. In the final, she lost to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara of Japan. It was a grueling contest which Sindhu ended up losing with a final score of 19-21, 22-20, 20-22. The match was ther longest match of the World Championships lasting for a 110 minutes.
The match was Sindhu’s first appearance in the final of the World Championships, but she did not let nerves affect her performances putting in an inspired display. She can be proud of her perforamance and this was her best result in the World Chapionships, having prevviously won two bronze medals. She had won bronze medals back in 2013 and 2014.
This result also meant that it was India’s best ever performance at the World Championships, coming home with two medals as Saina Nehwal too won a bronze medal. She too like Sindhu was beaten by the Japanese in a closely fought encounter in the semi-finals.
The final was an extremely closely fought affair, with there being no indication as to whom would walk away with the Gold medal. But in the end, the experience of Okuhara showed as she kept her nerves better in the clutch situations of the contest. What made her win the match as she made very few errors in the contest and when the push came to the shove, this quality mattered the most.
But Sindhu adds another achievement to her resume and at the age of 22, has already established a lot in the world of badminton.