After Saina Nehwal’s loss on Saturday, India had its hopes high on PV Sindhu. But the ace shuttler settled for a silver medal and it was Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara, who took home the gold medal after winning the finals in the World Badminton Championship, held in Glasgow on Sunday.
According to reports from Times of India, it was the longest match of the World Badminton Championship, as it lasted for 110 minutes. The scores, which stood at 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 clearly indicates the tough fight that both PV Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara had put up on the court to win the gold medal. However, it was the Japanese, who secured the first place and was declared the winner of the World Championship.
Notably, both the players showcased a superb game on the court in spite of the long rallies. Sindhu and Okuhara exhibited amazing skills with the power game and it was a delight for the audience. Sunday’s game was the first appearance of Sindhu in the finals and was also her best performance, even though she secured the silver medal. In the earlier editions of the World Championship held in 2013 and 2014, the ace shuttler had secured bronze medals after losing in the semifinals.
Speaking of both the players, it must be mentioned that the Indian, as well as the Japanese shuttler, appeared for the final game just hours after their previous games. But, in spite of the short gap, they displayed extreme fitness level and did not let their performance be affected.
In spite of the loss in the finals, India did put up a great show at the World Badminton Championship as the country secured two medals, Saina Nehwal’s bronze from the semifinals held on Saturday and PV Sindhu’s silver in the finals, held on Sunday at Glasgow.