Sad but true that the Badminton star of India PV Sindhu consecutively took home a silver medal after losing to Carolina Marin of Spain in the women’s singles final of the BWF World Badminton Championships 2018 occurred at Nanjing, China on Sunday. In the match that lasted for forty-six minutes, PV Sindhu lost 19-21, 10-21. Sindhu also lost the finals of last year to the Nozomi Okuhara of Japan.
On her defeat, the dejected Sindhu said, “It is very frustrating to lose again. Last time also I had played in the finals. It is quite sad, but I have to come back stronger and get back to the sessions and prepare for the next tournament.”
The Indian Badminton star further added, “Sometimes it is not your day. Ups and downs will be there always, and you always have to be stronger.”
Though it was a sad day for Sindhu; however, it is her eighth loss in significant finals. Since 2016, she has played multiple tournaments in which the considerable loss includes defeats at Rio Olympics, Hong Kong Open for the year 2017 and 2018, Super Series Final 2017, India Open 2018, and Thailand Open 2018.
Apprising her eighth loss, the world number three Badminton player further commented, “A bit sad because I was expecting a good one, but overall a good match and I am happy I came to the finals. Winning and losing are parts of life. I have to take it the way it is.”
Padma Shri winner Sindhu is the only Indian to have four world championships podium finishes. Apart from her silver medals, she has also won two bronze medals at the Guangzhou 2013 and Copenhagen 2014 editions. Sindhu ranks number three in the world whereas, Carolina ranks number four in women’s singles BWF World Rankings. However, how does this rank matter? Because after winning this competition, Marin has become the first woman shuttler to win the world championships thrice in the years 2018, 2015 and 2014. In fact, she has made history with the third title.
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Sindhu said, “Carolina has that speed, and she is very aggressive. She played very fast and quick paced during the tournament. I was prepared for her pace game.”
Later on, the 23-YO Sindhu concluded, “I think overall; she played much better. If I could have won the first game, it could have been different. In the second game, I made too many errors; my smashes were going out. I can say it was not my day.”
No doubt PV Sindhu lost the match; however, I believe Carolina was a little better than Sindhu. Moreover, women’s singles is a game of two players where only one player can win the match. Keeping up the sportsmanship, I congratulate Carolina on her success and wish PV Sindhu good luck for her upcoming tournaments.