2013. 2014. 2017.
Do you know what these three years have in common?
PV Sindhu’s exemplary performance at World Badminton Championships.
On 27th of August, when Sindhu played the longest match of the World Championship at Glasgow in Scotland, the nation was already beaming with pride.
P.V. Sindhu And Saina Nehwal Make India Proud
During the 110-minute-long match, Sindhu and Okuhara exhibited extreme levels of fitness despite being on the ground just after 17 hours of playing semi finals. While Sindhu settled for a silver, Okuhara won the match, becoming Japan’s first woman to win at the World Badminton Championship.
This year, the world saw impeccable sportsmanship displayed by India in the championship, when not just one Indian stood on the podium, but two. Yes. When Saina Nehwal got us a bronze, our happiness knew no bounds. As icing on the cake came Sindhu’s silver.
After defeating China’s Chen Yufei in the semi finals, Sindhu was clearly everyone’s favorite in the finals. But against Okuhara, she lost by 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 in a tough fought battle.
Not just this but the former world no. 1, Saina Nehwal won us a bronze at the Championship by shuttling against Okuhara in the semis by 12-21, 21-17, 21-10.
Have a look at how the Twitter community made sure to congratulate India’s two daughters:
— Kirsty Gilmour (@KirstyGilmourr) August 27, 2017
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 27, 2017
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) August 27, 2017
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) August 27, 2017
— Maneka Gandhi (@Manekagandhibjp) August 27, 2017
— Pinkman (@ap141994) August 27, 2017
When #Sindhu trends ahead of our cricketers while both matches are on shows the bright future of other sports in India apart from Cricket
— Dr. Subhash Chandra (@subhashchandra) August 27, 2017
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 27, 2017
— Renuka Jain, FCA (@RenukaJain6) August 27, 2017
It indeed was one of the best finals in the history of world championships.