PV Sindhu's bronze will inspire others to play without fear, says Ashwini Ponnappa

Ashwini Ponnappa's former partner Jwala Gutta tweeted -- "Ayyoooo hard luck matter what u still the rock star...congratulations fr the bronze...". Doubles shuttler K.T. Rupesh Kumar said that PV Sindhu's performance will boost the confidence of the upcoming shuttlers.

updated: August 10, 2013 19:59 IST
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Former shuttlers as well as P.V. Sindhu's contemporaries have praised the 18-year-old for becoming the first Indian women's singles player to win a medal at the World Championships in Guangzhou, China.

The Hyderabadi lost her semifinal match against Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon Saturday but had sealed a bronze Friday.

This is only the third instance that an Indian will bring home a medal from the Worlds. Prakash Padukone won the men's singles bronze in 1983 at Copenhagen while Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won another bronze in women's doubles in the 2011 edition in London.

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