Nozomi Okuhara wins World Badminton Championship; PV Sindhu settles for silver

Aug 28, 2017 09:17 IST
World Badminton Championship: PV Sindhu settles for silver

Nozomi Okuhara of Japan on 27 August 2017 defeated PV Sindhu 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 to claim the 2017 BWF World Championships.

The final match was held at Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.

It was Sindhu's first final appearance in the World Championship and also her best performance ever. This was a third medal for the Rio Olympics silver-medallist at Worlds, having won bronze twice in 2013 and 2014 after losing at the semifinal stage in both the editions.

About PV Sindhu

Born on 5 July 1995, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an Indian professional badminton player.

She is currently world no 4 in the BWF World Ranking.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal.

She is one of the two Indian badminton players to ever win an Olympic medal; other being Saina Nehwal.

In March 2015, she was honoured with India's fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri.

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About BWF World Championships

The BWF World Championships is a badminton tournament sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF).

The tournament offers the most ranking points, together with Summer Olympic Games.

The tournament started in 1977 and was held once every three years until 1983.

Starting 2006, the tournament was changed to an annual event on the BWF calendar with the goal to give more chances for the players to be crowned as official World Champions. However, the tournament will not be held once every four years to give way to the Summer Olympic Games.

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