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Sindhu settles for silver in her first World Badminton Championship final

India’s badminton sensation P V Sindhu had to settle for silver after losing 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 to Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the World Badminton Championships at Glasgow in England. This was Sindhu’s best performance in World Championship as she appeared for the first time in the final. This was her third medal in the event having won bronze twice in 2013 and 2014.

It was hard-fought win for the Japanese. Rio silver medallist , Sindhu, played some brilliant smashes and drop shots to  put a brilliant effort against her opponent.

It was also India’s best-ever show in a World Championship as the country now has two medals for the first time. Earlier Saina Nehwal lost in her semifinal match against the eventual champion, Nozomi, to settle for a bronze medal. Saina lost to the Japanese 2-21, 21-17, 21-10 in a hard-fought match. This is Saina’s second medal in World Championship after her silver in the last edition in Jakarta two years ago.



About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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