Indian star badminton player PV Sindhu won silver at BWF World Championship 2018 on Sunday. It was a disappointing story for Sindhu as she was aiming gold but had to finally settle for silver after getting defeated by Spain’s Carolina Marin in two straight sets.
In the final of the BWF World Championship 2018 at Nanjing in China, highly optimistic PV Sindhu had to embrace defeat by losing out to Spain’s Carolina Marin by 19-21, 10-21. This was the second time Sindhu had to settle for silver at the World Championship. Interestingly, it was a second defeat for Sindhu against Marin who had earlier defeated her in the Rio Olympics finals too.
Sindhu started the game in a strong fashion and took an early 14-11 lead in the first game at stage one. Not just this, there was a time in the game when Marin had lost focus in the game resulting in her losing five points at a stretch but unfortunately this was not enough for Sindhu to make it count for her as the Spaniard bounced back pretty sharply with all potency and did not lose her control over the game thereafter not allowing Sindhu to make her mark in the first set of the game. Thereafter, she went on to comfortably defeat Sindhu in the second set 10-21 and sealed gold medal for her for the third time in the World Championship.
After the match, which lasted for 46 minutes, Sindhu had finally no choice but to settle for silver once again this time. It may be enough for the Indians but it was certainly not quite enough for Sindhu who was desperately eyeing gold this time. After losing the final, these words came out of Sindhu who suffered her fourth final loss this season, “It is very frustrating to lose again. Last time also I had played the finals. It is quite sad and I have to come back stronger and get back to the sessions and prepare for the next tournament.” However, she was smart to acknowledge the silver and slam the critics by saying that she didn’t lose the gold but won the silver.