28. Aug, 2017

PV Sindhu claims silver after gruelling, epic final

PV Sindhu went down fighting against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a match that swung like a pendulum in the World Badminton Championship final on Sunday. Sindhu, having lost the first game 19-21, came back brilliantly in the second game, winning it 22-20 before going down in the final game 20-22. Sindhu's gallant effort to become India's first ever World Champion ended in a heart-wrenching defeat against her Japanese opponent. In a thrilling final, which tested the physical and mental strength of both the players, Sindhu lost 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 after battling hard for one hour and 49 minutes. Their bodies falling apart as the match progressed but both Sindhu and Okuhara used every ounce of energy left with them to make it an epic contest.