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)