Sindhu settled for silver after narrowly missing out to finish on top against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a nerve-wreaking one hour 50 minutes final at the Emirates Arena at Glasgow, UK, on Sunday. Saina bagged a hard earned bronze, going down to the 2016 Olympic bronze medallist in an intense 74-minute battle on Saturday.
The Indonesian and Australian Open Champion Srikanth ran out of his winning streak in the quarter-finals, losing against top seed Son Wan Ho of South Korea in 48 minutes on Friday.
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Commenting on her final match, Sindhu said: “The final was tough and long, the last minute was anyone’s game. She (Okuhara) played really well.”
Saina spoke on the development of badminton in the country and said: “Our sport is developing in the country, it is getting popular. It is not difficult to produce champions due to the facilities.”
Srikanth thanked his coach Pullela Gopichand and said: “I want to thank Gopi sir, got to learn a lot from the quarter-final loss.”
Coaches Vimal Kumar and Gopichand were also felicitated by the Sports Minister for playing a major role in development of the shuttlers.
Sindhu and Gopichand also went to meet Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu, who extended his wishes and praised the shuttler for winning the silver medal in the World Championships.
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“Sindhu has shown that India can compete at the highest level. She should not feel disappointed (despite the loss in the final). She has proven that she is a role model for the future generation.”
Source : timesofindia