Saina Nehwal Wins Bronze For India in BWF World Championship

Saina Nehwal settles for bronze at the World Badminton Championship as she lost to Japanese Nozomi Okuhara 21-17, 12-21, 10-21 in the women’s singles semifinal clash at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

The Indian dominated the first game but Okuhara held on to her nerves and produced a stellar performance to win the following two games.

The 2015-silver medalist had put up a commendable performance right throughout the tournament. Saina has to settle for a bronze medal in Glasgow but that too is a great achievement, considering the injuries that have hampered her career.

The London Olympic bronze medalist had won a silver in the last World Championship held in Jakarta.

She performance that Saina has shown in the competition despite today’s loss should stop all her critics. Over the years Saina has been a persona of grit and determination and has been a role model for future generations. She has inspired many to take up the sport and shall continue to do so in the years to come. Saina Nehwal has always been a true champion.

The fans shall continue to support India’s first poster girl of badminton.

The focus now shifts to PV Sindhu, who will take on China’s Chen Yufei in the other semi-final later in the day and India can still hope of winning the first gold medal at the World Championship.

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