World Badminton Championships: Twitteratti Salute PV Sindhu's Spectacular Show In Pulsating Final
It was Sindhu's third medal at the World Championships, with a bronze apiece from the 2013 and 2014 editions in her bag.
Olympic 2016 silver medallist PV Sindhu failed to bring India the elusive gold medal from World Badminton Championships, but her spectacular performance in the summit clash won her a billion hearts. Twitterati were flooded with tweets, saluting Sindhu's fighting spirit in the gruelling clash against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara. It was Sindhu's third medal at the World Championships, with a bronze apiece from the 2013 and 2014 editions in her bag.
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
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
Fourth seed Sindhu lost 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 against the Olympic 2016 bronze medallist Okuhara in a grueling match that lasted an hour and 50 minutes at the Emirates Arena.
Apart from Sindhu, Saina Nehwal also stood on the podium after losing in the semi-finals, settling for a bronze medal as India bagged two medals for the first time in an edition of the World Championships.
Saina also has a silver from the 2015 edition and in Glasgow, Sindhu became only the second player of India, with a second-place finish in the global badminton showpiece event.
India's first medal from the World Championships, a bronze medal, came via Prakash Padukone in the 1983 edition.
Sindhu on Sunday gave herself a great chance to end India's quest of a maiden world title but fell short against Okuhara, who was the first Japanese to reach the women's singles final.
(With PTI inputs)