Saina Nehwal, Sindhu guarantee India medals at World Badminton Championship

The 22-year-old was unplayable against China’s top contender Sun Yu, finishing the match in just 39 minutes. This would be Sindhu’s third medal in the World Championship, previously she won in 2013 and 2014 edition.


The Indians are taking the World Badminton Championship by storm, PV Sindhu displayed a sublime performance to assure herself of a medal.

The 22-year-old was unplayable against China’s top contender Sun Yu, finishing the match in just 39 minutes. This would be Sindhu’s third medal in the World Championship, previously she won in 2013 and 2014 edition.

"I am extremely happy with this victory. More happy because it's my mom's birthday today. I didn't take the match easy. Sun Yu is a very good player and I was ready for a tough match. I was well prepared. I went on court knowing well that I needed to give my best and play my game," said Sindhu

However, another medal hopeful and inform Kidambi went down to Korean Wan Ho losing 14-19 while World No.16 Saina Nehwal also made it to the semifinals with a hard fought 21-19, 19-21, 21-15 win over Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland.

Saina was all praise for Kirsty as she said, “I was expecting a tough fight from Kirsty and she put that up. She played very well and I knew she would be tough. She has had a good year and also won some tournaments and reached finals and semi-finals. She is a strong player, too. She was also pepped up playing in front of her home crowd and she wanted to do well as this was a medal round. I was surprised how fast she began and then she stayed on till the very end. That was a fine performance from her.”

A fighting Gilmour refused to give up and saved a couple of match points but the Indian sealed the issue when Gilmour found the net.