World Badminton Championship: Saina became 1st Indian shuttler to win silver medal

She lost the women's singles summit clash to Spain's Carolina Marin 16-21, 19-21 in Jakarta.

Created On: Aug 17, 2015 08:32 IST

India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on 16 August 2015 became the first Indian to win silver in the World Badminton Championship.

She lost the women's singles summit clash to Spain's Carolina Marin 16-21, 19-21 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Olympic bronze medallist Saina had reached the finals of the event on 15 August 2015 by defeating Indonesia's Lindaweni Fanetri.

This was India's fifth medal at the World Championship.  Following are the Indian medal winners at the World Badminton Championships which started in 1977. Legendary shuttler Prakash Padukone was the first Indian to win a bronze at the 1983 edition.

The following are the Indian medal winners at the World Badminton Championships which started in 1977
• Silver at 2015 Jakarta: Saina Nehwal (women's singles)
• Bronze at 2014 Copenhagen: PV Sindhu (women's singles)
• Bronze at 2013 Guangzhou (China): PV Sindhu (women's singles)
• Bronze at 2011 London: Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa (women's doubles)
• Bronze at 1983 Copenhagen: Prakash Padukone (men's singles)

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