World Badminton Championships 2017 Final Highlights: PV Sindhu Goes Down To Nozomi Okuhara, Finishes With Silver
Highlights: India's Olympic 2016 silver medallist PV Sindhu lost to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in a pulsating women's singles final of the World Badminton Championships on Sunday.
India's Olympic 2016 silver medallist PV Sindhu lost to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in a pulsating women's singles final of the World Badminton Championships on Sunday. Sindhu lost 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 against Okuhara in a gruelling match that lasted an hour and 50 minutes. It was Sindhu's third medal at the World Championships, with a bronze apiece from the 2013 and 2014 editions in her bag.
Highlights of the World Badminton Championships Final Between PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara straight from Glasgow, Scotland
22:48 IST: The medal ceremony of men's singles is underway. Victorious Viktor is waving his hands and greeting his fans.
Viktor Axelsen is the new World Champion!— PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) August 27, 2017
Denies Lin Dan his 6th gold at the Worlds by defeating the Chinese giant 22-20, 21-16. pic.twitter.com/EvN0ylvxqX
22:14 IST: Viktor draws first blood, claims the opening game against Lin Dan 22-20.
21:38 IST: The men's singles final is underway.
21:18 IST: PV Sindhu loses 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara. The Indian shuttler settles for a silver.
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu - Remember the name.A role-model for a generation, aged 22.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 27, 2017
India is proud of u @Pvsindhu1
Most breathtaking finals
Okuhara ne Gold jeeta....Sindhu ne dil. Extremely fortunate to have witnessed this. Proud of both the athletes. #2017BWC— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 27, 2017
That is a gut-wrenching loss. Chin up, PV Sindhu. Hold your head high. You deserve to be celebrated and you wil always be our queen. pic.twitter.com/ef09vPPGmc— PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) August 27, 2017
Outstanding game @Pvsindhu1 Congratulations on the Silver— Ashwini Ponnappa (@P9Ashwini) August 27, 2017
21:17 IST: Okuhara wins a point to make 21-20.
21:16 IST: Sindhu makes it 20-20. Crowd erupts with joy.
21:15 IST: Okuhara makes it 20-19. Match point for her.
21:15 IST: It's 19-19. Who will be today's winner?
21:13 IST: Another brilliant rally. Okuhara takes the point at the end. The Japanese shuttler makes it 19-19.
21:12 IST: Okuhara makes it 18-19.
21:11 IST: Sindhu takes two-point lead against Okuhara. She makes it 19-17. A loud cheer from the crowd.
21:10 IST: Sindhu wins a point and takes 18-17 lead.
21:09 IST: Okuhara draws level. It's 17-17 in the final game. Who will win the final?
21:07 IST: Sindhu takes 17-16 lead.
21:05 IST: Unforced error gives Sindhu a 16-15 lad against Okuhara.
21:04 IST: Sindhu draws level once against. It's 15-15 now. Can Sindhu win the final game?
21:03 IST: Okuhara wins a point to take 14-13 lead against Sindhu.
21:02 IST: Sindhu draws level 13-13.
21:01 IST: Sindhu concedes the lead. Okuhara leads 13-12.
21:00 IST: Warning for Sindhu for time wasting.
20:59 IST: Sindhu asks for a review. And, it is unsuccessful. Okuhara draws level 12-12.
20:58 IST: Magnificent rally and Sindhu wins at the end. Brilliant display from her. She leads 12-11.
20:56 IST: Okuhara wins the point to draw level 11-11 vs Sindhu.
20:54 IST: Okuhara starts brilliantly after the mid break. She makes it 10-11 vs Sindhu.
20:53 IST: Sindhu leads 11-9 at mid-break. Can she maintain the two-point lead?
Making India switch off from watching a cricket match while we are batting, what a joy to watch #Sindhu in full flow .Come on India !— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 27, 2017
20:52 IST: Excellent shot from Sindhu. She takes 10-9 lead against Okuhara.
20:51 IST: Another brilliant rally. Okuhara wins the point to draw level 9-9.
20:50 IST: Sindhu takes two-point lead against Okuhara. Can she maintain the lead?
20:48 IST: Sindhu takes a 8-7 lead vs Okuhara.
20:47 IST: Wonder rally between the two. Sindhu wins the point at the end. It's 7-7 in the final game.
20:45 IST: Sindhu draws level (6-6).
20:43 IST: Sindhu draws level (5-5) vs Okuhara.
20:41 IST: Point for Sindhu. She trails 4-5.
20:39 IST: Sindhu concedes five-point lead to Okuhara. Can she make a comeback?
20:38 IST: Two back-to-back points for Okuhara. The Japanese shuttler leads 4-1 in the final game.
20:37 IST: Sindhu asks for a review but loses it. She trails 1-3 in the final game.
20:36 IST: The third and final game is underway. Who will win the women's singles final - Sindhu or Okuhara?
20:33 IST: Sindhu wins second game 22-20. The match goes into the decider.
20:32 IST: Tremendous show from Sindhu. Brilliant rally and Sindhu takes the point at the end. Nerve-wrecking 73-shot rally.
20:30 IST: Sindhu takes a point to make it 21-20.
20:28 IST: Sindhu loses three game points. Okohara levels 20-20 in the second game.
20:27 IST: Sindhu leads the second game 20-17. Game point for her.
20:25 IST: Sindhu leads 19-17.
20:24 IST: Sindhu takes two-point lead against Okuhara. She leads 18-16. Can she maintain the lead to win the second game?
20:22 IST: Great recovery from Sindhu but loses the point at the last. She still has one point lead. It's 17-16.
20:20 IST: Okuhara wins a point to make 14-16.
20:18 IST: Brilliant rally between the two. Sindhu emerges winner in the last. the Indian shuttler leads the second game 16-13.
20:16 IST: Sindhu plays a magnificent backhand to take the lead back. She leads 14-13.
20:14 IST: Okuhara takes the lead. She leads 13-12 against Sindhu.
20:13 IST: Okuhara makes a brilliant comeback and makes it 12-12 in the second game.
20:10 IST: Wonderful rally just after the mid break. Okuhara takes the point away. She trails 9-11.
20:09 IST: Sindhu leads 11-8 at mid break against Okuhara.
20:07 IST: Okuhara making a steady progress just like the opening game. She trails 8-9 vs Sindhu.
20:06 IST: Wonderful drop shot from Sindhu. She leads the first game 9-5.
20:04 IST: Three back-to-back points for Sindhu. She leads 9-3.
20:02 IST: Sindhu takes 6-2 lead against Okuhara.
20:00 IST: Sindhu takes a vital 5-1 lead in the second game.
19:58 IST: Sindhu off to a brilliant start in the second game. Two back-to-back points for her. She leads 2-0.
19:57 IST: The second game is underway. Can Sindhu make a comeback against Okuhara?
19:55 IST: PV Sindhu loses first game 19-21 against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara.
19:54 IST: Okuhara wins a point and makes it 20-19. Game point for her.
19:53 IST: Magnificent drop shot from Okuhara. She takes 19-18 lead against Sindhu.
19:52 IST: Sindhu draws level against Okuhara. It's 18-18 in the opening game.
19:51 IST: Two back-to-back points for Sindhu. She trails 16-18. Can she make a comeback to win the opening game?
19:50 IST: Okuhara takes a vital 18-14 lead. What a comeback from the Japanese shuttler.
19:49 IST: Sindhu goes for a challenge but loses. She trails 17-14.
19:48 IST: Sindhu loses lead. She trails the first game 14-16.
19:47 IST: Magnificent comeback from Okuhara. She draws level 14-14.
19:46 IST: Three easy points lost. From six points lead, Sindhu leads the first game 14-13.
19:45 IST: Another brilliant rally between the two. Sindhu exults after winning the point. She leads 14-11.
19:43 IST: Another big rally. Okuhara wins the point in the last. Sindhu leads 13-10.
19:42 IST: Sindhu takes a vital lead in the first game. She leads the first game 13-8.
19:40 IST: Wonderful rally but Sindhu loses a point after the break. She leads 11-7
19:37 IST: Wonderful display from Sindhu in the opening game. She leads 11-5 at mid break.
19:36 IST: Sindhu snatches another point from a drop shot. She leads 7-5.
19:35 IST: Two back-to-back points for Sundhu. The Indian shuttler makes it 5-5 in first game.
19:34 IST: Okuhara wins back-to-back points to take 5-3 lead against Sindhu.
19:33 IST: A powerful backhand from Sindhu. It's 3-3 now.
19:32 IST: Sindhu last played Okuhara at the Singapore Open earlier this year, where Sindhu won 10-21, 21-15, 22-20.
19:30 IST: Sindhu off to a brilliant start. She leads the first game 2-1.
19:29 IST: The cheer of Come on Sindhu! Come on Sindhu! is all around.
19:27 IST: Both shuttlers are warming up ahead of the summit clash.
19:22 IST: Finally, the wait is over. India's badminton star PV Sindhu is making her way to the court. A loud cheer from the crowd for the Rio Olympics medallist.
19:17 IST: In a few minutes from now, PV Sindhu will take the court against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara. A World Championship GOLD is on the cards!
19:14: The medal ceremony of the women's doubles event is underway. China win the women's double gold.
19:05 IST: China's Qingchen Chen-Yifan Jia beat Japan's Hirota Sayaka-Fukushima Yuki 21-18, 17-21, 21-15 in women's doubles final.
18:50 IST: Sindhu has two medals at the World Championships. She won bronze medals at the 2013 (Guangzhou) and 2014 (Copenhagen) editions.
Apart from Sindhu, badminton legend Prakash Padukone won men's singles bronze in 1983 (Copenhagen), Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won women's doubles bronze in 2011 (London) and 2012 Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal won Silver in 2015 (Jakarta) and bronze in 2017 (Glasgow).
18:35 IST: In the women's doubles final, Japan's Hirota Sayaka-Fukushima Yuki wins second game 21-17 against China's Qingchen Chen-Yifan Jia. The match goes into the decider.
18:27 IST: Sindhu will face Japan's Nozomi Okuhara, who defeated Saina Nehwal in the 1st semi-final, for the gold.
18:23 IST: Sindhu had won the bronze at the World Championships in 2013 and 2014.
18:14 IST: The Rio Olympics Silver medallist is just one step away from creating history.
18:11 IST: It is the final countdown - Sindhu vs Okuhora
18:08 IST: Meanwhile, China's Qingchen Chen-Yifan Jia wins first game 21-18 against Japan's Hirota Sayaka-Fukushima Yuki in the women's doubles final.
18:06 IST: Sindhu destroyed Chen Yufei of China 21-13, 21-10 on Saturday night in a match lasting just 48 minutes, thereby assuring herself of at least a silver medal.
18:05 IST: The exciting and much-anticipated clash between Sindhu and Okuhara few minutes away.
17:52 IST: Japan's Hirota Sayaka-Fukushima Yuki lead 11-10 against China's Qingchen Chen-Yifan Jia lead at mid break.
17:48 IST: The women's doubles final between China's Qingchen Chen-Yifan Jia and Japan's Hirota Sayaka-Fukushima Yuki is underway.
17:40 IST: Hello and welcome to the Live coverage from the women's single final of World Badminton Championship between PV Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara.
The 22-year-old has beaten Okuhara thrice and lost an equal number of times in the last six meetings. However, the Indian had an upper hand in the last two meetings having gotten the better of the Japanese at Rio Olympics and 2017 Singapore Open.