PV Sindhu misses out on gold once again, loses to relentless Carolina Marin in the finals of the BWF Badminton World Championship
In what has become a disappointing pattern, ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu lost out on the gold medal once again after being defeated by a ruthless Carolina Marin at the BWF Badminton World Championship in Nanjing, China on Sunday. In a span of just 46 minutes, Sindhu lost both the games 19-21 and 10-21. Coming after her loss to Nozomi Okuhara in the finals of last year’s championship, the loss against Carolina Marin in the finals of the Rio Olympics, the Hong Kong Open of 2017 and 2018, the Super Series final, and the Indian and Thailand open, this will be especially disheartening for the 23-year old.
“It is very frustrating to lose again. Last time also I had played the finals. It is quite sad and I have to come back stronger and get back to the sessions and prepare for the next tournament,”said a dejected Sindhu.
After fighting hard and equaling every advance of Marin in the first match, PV Sindhu lost her composure in the second match, and after making a lot of unforced errors finally lost by a large margin to a merciless Marin 10-21.
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“A bit sad because I was expecting a good one but overall a good match and I am happy I came to the finals and winning and losing are parts of life and I have to take it as it is,” the World No. 3 said after the match.
On the positive side, by winning the silver medal, PV Sindhu is the only Indian to have four podium finishes at championships. And Marin, after defeating Sindhu becomes the only woman shuttler in Badminton history to win three championships, in 2014, 2015 and 2018.