PV Sindhu Assures Herself Bronze in World Badminton Championship, Saina Nehwal Bows Out

PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win two medals at the World Championships. She won a bronze medal in 2013 after beating the same opponent in Shixian Wang of China whom she beat on Friday to reach the semifinals.

updated: August 29, 2014 22:11 IST
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File photo: PV Sindhu in action during the World Badminton Championship in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Indian teen sensation PV Sindhu assured herself of a second consecutive bronze medal at the World Championship but it was curtains for star shuttler Saina Nehwal after she suffered a straight-game loss in the women's singles quarterfinals here on Friday.

The 19-year-old Sindhu, who clinched the bronze at the 2013 World Championship in China, produced another gritty performance to see off All-England champion Shixian Wang of China 19-21 21-19 21-15 at Ballerup Super Arena here.

Earlier this month, Sindhu had won a bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

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