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BWF World Championships: Sindhu grabs silver as Spain’s Carolina Marin scripts history

Sindhu suffered a straight games defeat as she lost 19-21, 10-21 in the summit clash.

New Delhi: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Sunday settled for silver medal after losing her BWF Badminton World Championships final clash to Spain’s Carolina Marin at Nanjing, China. Sindhu suffered a straight games defeat as she lost 19-21, 10-21 in the summit clash.

The 23-year-old Sindhu, who had lost an epic final to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara at Glasgow in 2017, didn’t have answers to Marin’s blistering pace in the 45 minutes that the match lasted.

This was Sindhu’s second successive silver at the World Championships. She had won a silver medal in 2017 and bagged bronze medals in 2013 and 2014. This was her fourth medal overall at World Championships.

Marin became the first woman shuttler to win the world championships thrice. She had won the title in 2014 and the 2015 Jakarta edition.

Sindhu, who defeated Japanese second seed Akane Yamaguchi to set up her final clash with Marin, showed spectacular show in the opening game. An imperious Marin took the game away 21-19.

Interestingly, Marin had also defeated Sindhu in the final of the Rio Olympics in 2016.

(With inputs from PTI)

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