PV Sindhu, the Indian shuttler on 9 August 2013 became the first Indian women singles player to enter Semi-finals in World Badminton Championships and ensure a medal. Sindhu defeated Shixian Wang of China 21-18, 21-17 to enter the semi-finals the game that lasted for 55 minutes. The championship started on 5 August 2013 and end on 11 August 2013 is being played at Guangzhou in China.
PV Sindhu will clash with Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the semifinals that will be played on 10 August 2013. India shuttlers, Saina Nehwal and P. Kashyap both bowed out in the quarterfinals.
About the World Badminton Championship
World Badminton Championships is a prestigious tournament in Badminton and for the first time it was held in 1977 and was held after every two years. But since 2003, is held every year except the Olympics year as the winner of the Olympic title is considered as the World Champion.
China and the World Badminton Championship
China hosted the event once in 1987 and was played in Beijing and got the chance to host the same after 26 years with the cooperation of Guangzhou Badminton Association.
About 400 of the world’s top players representing five continents participated in the World Championship. The championship included five events, Men’s singles, Women’s singles, Men’s and Women’s doubles and Mixed doubles. The person who will succeed in winning the competition will take the title of World Champion.
Who: PV Sindhu
Where: Guangzhou in China
When: 9 August 2013