Tag: Badminton

Sindhu won BWF World Championship

25 August 2019, Basel: P.V. Sindhu overcame Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in straight games 21-7, 21-7 in just over 38 minutes to win gold medal at the BWF World Championships 2019 at St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland.

In a superb display of power and skills, Sindhu totally decimated her opponent to became the first-ever Indian badminton player to win a gold medal at this prestigious event.

This was was Sindhu’s fifth World Championships medal — joint most for a woman singles player with former Olympics and world champion China’s Zhang Ning. The Hyderabad based shuttler had earlier won Silver at the 2017 and  2018 editions besides winning bronze in 2013 and 2014.

Sindhu has also won an Olympic silver in 2016 Rio Games, a silver at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, an Asian Games silver at Jakarta and the BWF World Tour Finals last year.

ROAD to Gold at BWF World Championships 2019


Rd Opponent Score Result
F JPN Nozomi Okuhara 21 – 7, 21 – 14 Win
SF CHN CHEN Yu Fei 21 – 7, 21 – 14 Win
QF TPE TAI Tzu Ying 12-21, 23-21, 21-19 Win
R3 USA Beiwen ZHANG 21-14, 21-6 Win
R2 TPE PAI Yu Po 21-14, 21-15 Win
R1  – Bye Win

Praneeth assures BWF World Championship medal

23 Aug 2019, Basel: B Sai Praneeth recorded 24-22, 21-14 straight-game win over Jonatan Christie of Indonesia to seal the semifinal spot at the BWF World Championships 2019, Basel on Friday.

World No. 19 Praneeth, who was awarded the Arjuna Award this year, notched up a stunning win over Asian Games gold medallist and World No. 4 Jonatan in the quarterfinals to assure himself of a medal at the prestigious tournament and end India’s 36-year agonising wait for a men’s singles medal.

Badminton legend Prakash Padukone was the first Indian to win a men’s singles medal — a bronze — in the 1983 World Championship. Praneeth had won the Singapore Open in 2017 and finished runner-up in the Swiss Open early this year.

Maiden BWF World tour final for Sindhu

15 Dec 2018, Guangzhou: PV Sindhu won her maiden BWF World tour finals title in Guangzhou, China today.

In the final She outplayed Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 21-17 in 62 minutes.

After being the second best in Olympics, World Championships, CWG and Asian Games in recent past, Sindhu seems to have finally broken the jinx.


Silver for Sindhu at BWF World Championship

05 August 2018, Nanjing: In a rematch of Olympic final, P.V. Sindhu went down to Carolina Marin of Spain in straight games 19-21, 10-21 in the final of the BWF World Championships 2018 at Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park Indoor Arena, Nanjing, China.

Sindhu who had been in tremendous form so far failed to display the power and skills that saw her dominating her opponents in the entire tournament.

This was was Sindhu’s fourth World Championships medal, having won silver at the 2017 edition besides winning bronze in 2013 and 2014.

Sindhu has also won an Olympic silver in 2016 Rio Games, a silver at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, an Asian Games silver at Jakarta. 

P V Sindhu at BWF World Championships 2018

Rd Date Opponent Score Result
F 05 Aug ESP Carolina Marin 19-21, 10-21 Loss
SF 04 Aug JPN Akane Yamaguchi 21 – 16, 24 – 22 Win
QF 03 Aug JPN Nozomi Okuhara 21 – 17, 21 – 19 Win
R3 02 Aug KOR Sung Ji-hyun 21-10, 21-18 Win
R2 31 Jul IND Fitriani 21-14, 21-9 Win

* PV Sindhu received BYE in R1.

Sindhu in BWF World Championship final

27 Aug 2017, Glasgow: Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu defeated Chen Yufei  of China 21-13, 21-10 to enter her first final of BWF World Championships at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland.

The two-time bronze medallist scored a dominating victory over the junior world champion in the semi-finals. This will be a third medal for Sindhu in the World Championship. She had won bronze twice in the 2013 and 2014 editions.

With this win, she also became the only second Indian to reach the finals of World Championship after Saina Nehwal achieved that feat in the last edition at Jakarta.

Saina lose in World Championship semis

26 Aug 2017, Glasgow: Saina Nehwal’s dreams of winning the World Championships were shattered when she lost her semi-final match to lost to Nazomi Okuhara of Japan 21-12, 17-21, 10-21 in 73 minutes in Glasgow.

Nazomi Okuhara, created history for Japan as she became the first women’s singles player from the nation to reach the final of the World Championships.

The 12th-seeded Saina had reached the final of the World Championships in 2015 when she ended runner-up to Carolina Marin in Jakarta.

She will face the winner of second semi-final which will be played between India’s PV Sindhu and Chen Yuifei.

Second medal at World Championship assured

25 Aug 2017, Glasgow: Saina Nehwal dished out a gritty performance to stave off the challenge from local favourite Kristy Gilmour and assured herself of a bronze by entering the semi-finals of the World Championship in Glasgow on Friday.

The 27-year-old Indian, who won a silver medal at the last edition at Jakarta, dug deep into her reservoir to eke out a 21-19 18-21 21-15 win over the World No. 31 Gilmour in a match that lasted an hour and 14 minutes. 

The London Olympics bronze medallist will next play seventh seed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan, who knocked out two-time defending champion Spain’s Carolina Marin 21-18 14-21 21-15 in another match.

Saina improved her head-to-head record against the Scotish player 5-0. Saina thus joined compatriot and two-time bronze medallist P V Sindhu into the semifinals.

Sindhu the only silver lining of Rio 2016

19 Aug 2016, Rio: Star shuttler P V Sindhu missed out on a women’s singles Badminton gold following her 19-21, 12-21, 15-21 loss to Carolina Marin of Spain in the final here at the

PV Sindhu won the first set 21-19 after trailing initially. However she failed to maintain the momentum in next two sets as she went down to the Spaniard 12-21, 15-21 in the next two sets.

Srikanth lost match won heart

17 August 2016, Rio: Kidambi Srikanth went down fighting 6-21, 21-11, 21-18 to two times Olympic champion Lin Dan of China in men’s singles quarterfinals here today.

After tamely surrendering in the first game, the Indian came back fighting to win the second game and take the match to third game.

experience and calmness during the final game and after the break he hardly commited any mistake.

After losing 1st set against Lin Dan 6-21, Kidambi Srikanth wins 2nd set 21-11.

Olympic bronze for Saina

On 04 August 2012: Saina Nehwal became the first Indian badminton player to win an Olympic medal. She won the bronze medal in women’s singles at the 2012 London Olympics, when Wang Xin retired from the match after an injury at 18–21, 0–1.

ROAD to Bronze at 2012 London Olympics
Rd NOC Opponent Score Result
SF CHN Wang Xin 18 – 21, 0 – 1 Win
SF CHN Wang Yihan 13 – 21, 13 – 21 Loss
QF DEN Tine Baun 21 – 15, 22 – 20 Win
R16 NED Yao Jie 21– 14, 21 – 16 Win
E2 BEL Lianne Tan 21– 4, 21 – 14 Win
E1 SUI Sabrina Jaquet 21– 9, 21 – 4 Win
Rank NOC 🥇 🥈 🥉 T
1 CHN 🇨🇳 2 0 1 3
2 JPN 🇯🇵 1 0 1 2
3 INA 🇮🇩 1 0 0 1
3 ESP 🇪🇸 1 0 0 1
5 MAS 🇲🇾 0 3 0 3
6 DEN 🇩🇰 0 1 1 2
7 IND 🇮🇳 0 1 0 1
8 GBR 🇬🇧 0 0 1 1
8 KOR 🇰🇷 0 0 1 1
  Total 5 5 5 15