New Delhi: Badminton champion of India, PV Sindhu claimed the silver medal at the World Badminton Championships on Sunday, after she was defeated by Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara.

The 110 minute long final was a nail biter, with Sindhu losing the first game but winning the second one. However, Okuhara overtook Sindhu to claim gold.

Sindhu told the media that it was upsetting to lose because from the first set each point was really important for both the players and even though she was leading, it was never over from either side. There were very long rallies and even she didn’t leave any shuttles. Each point was equally tough, but in the third game, when it was 20-20, it became anybody’s game.

When asked about her opponent, Sindhu described that each time they played against each other, it was never easy. It was a tough game with tough rallies going on and they never left any shuttle from either side. She never took her easy and was prepared for the match to be really long, but unfortunately she lost. It wasn’t her day, she concluded.

While talking about her career graph since the Rio Olympics, she claimed that it has been good overall. A World Championships final and to settle for silver gives her a good feeling and with this confidence she would go much more forward, learn a lot more and come back much stronger. –News Source