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India's ace badminton champion P. V. Sindhu ended to be second best yet over winning a silver after losing out to Spain's Carolina Marin on Sunday in the finals of BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Championships at Nanjing in China.
This is the second consecutive time the 23-year-old Sindhu settled for a silver medal at the World Championship losing by 19-21, 10-21 to her Spanish counterpart.
Though Sindhu started the game sturdily, leading by 14-11 in the opening game at stage one, she was beaten by Marin in the subsequent game who later went on to triumph her third World Championship's Gold Medal. There came a point in the game when the Spaniard had lost focus which culminated in her losing five points on the trot. Yet, she bounced back with vigor and did not give Sindhu a chance to position herself.
The match, which lasted for 46 minutes, saw Sindhu leading 11-8 at the break in the first game and then 14-9 but she was rapidly dominated by Marin who surged and capsized her Indian opponent, scoring a 15-15 before tasting victory at a stupendous 21-19.
The second silver destined Sindhu is lone Indian to have four world championships podium finishes. Two bronze medals were attained at the 2013 BWF World Championships in Guangzhou and the Copenhagen editions.
Marin turned out to be opening woman badminton player to triumph in the world championships thrice.
Captivatingly, Marin had likewise beaten Sindhu in the final of the Rio Olympics in 2016.
By Sowmya Sangam