World Badminton Championship Final: Saina Nehwal lost to Carolina Marin

In the final of the World Badminton Championship in Jakarta the World no two Saina Nehwal lost to world number one Carolina Marin of Spain. The Indian lost by 16-21, 19-21 after a brave fight against Spaniard.

saina-nehwal vs carolina-marin

This was the first silver medal for Indians after four Bronze at World Badminton Championships since the start of championship in 1977.

  1. In 1983 Copenhagen: Prakash Padukonewon Bronze in men’s singles
  2. In 2011 London: Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won Bronze in women’s doubles
  3. In 2013 Guangzhou (China): PV Sindhu won Bronze in women’s singles
  4. In 2014 Copenhagen: PV Sindhu won Bronze in women’s singles
  5. 2015 Jakarta: Saina Nehwal won silver in women’s singles

The Prime Minister tweeted

Sania Nehwal Thanks her coach Vimal Kumar after winning silver at World championship.

“It has been a phenomenal one year for me and I am thankful to my coach (Vimal Kumar) for that. Moving base to Bangalore has made a huge difference.”

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