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PV Sindhu wins silver medal at 2017 World Badminton Championship

Indian ace shuttler and 2017 Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu won the silver medal in 2017 World Badminton Championship held at Glasgow, Scotland (United Kingdom).

In the final match, Sindhu lost to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara by 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 score. Earlier, in Saina Nehwal had won bronze medal. This is for first time, Indian shuttlers have won two medals in the Championship.

It was overall Sindhu’s third medal at the World Championships as she earlier had won bronze medals in 2013 and 2014 editions.

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PV Sindhu received international attention after getting listed on the Top 20 list of Badminton World Federation rankings in 2012. In 2013, she created history by becoming first Indian women’s singles badminton player to win  medal at World Championships. Sindhu had won Silver medal in 2017 Rio Olympics. She was the second Indian female shuttler to win an Olympic medal after Saina Nehwal who had won bronze medal in 2012 London Olympics. Sindhu has been awarded Padma Shri in 2015, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour.

India’s achievements at World Badminton Championship

Prakash Padukone was the first Indian to win a medal at Championship after he had won bronze medal in the men’s singles in 1983. Women’s doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa had won bronze medal in 2011.

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Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V.Sindhu moves to No. 3 in World Ranking

Ace shuttler PV Sindhu has been ranked No. 3 in the latest BWF ranking. Sindhu who was at No.5 climbed up two places on the basis of making the quarter-finals of the recently-concluded Singapore Open Super Series. Sindhu’s career best is when she reached World No. 2 two weeks ago.

As per the latest BWF ranking, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has been ranked eighth. Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth have been placed at 21st and 22nd positions respectively.

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PV Sindhu received international attention after getting listed on the Top 20 list of Badminton World Federation rankings in 2012. In 2013, she created history by becoming first Indian women’s singles badminton player to win a medal at the 2013 World Championships. Sindhu grabbed Silver medal in Rio Olympics. With that, she became the second Indian female shuttler to win an Olympic medal after Saina Nehwal (2012 London Olympics). She has been awarded Padma Shri in 2015, which is India’s fourth-highest civilian honour.

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