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.
This was the first silver medal for Indians after four Bronze at World Badminton Championships since the start of championship in 1977.
- In 1983 Copenhagen: Prakash Padukonewon Bronze in men’s singles
- In 2011 London: Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won Bronze in women’s doubles
- In 2013 Guangzhou (China): PV Sindhu won Bronze in women’s singles
- In 2014 Copenhagen: PV Sindhu won Bronze in women’s singles
- 2015 Jakarta: Saina Nehwal won silver in women’s singles
The Prime Minister tweeted
A Silver at the World Badminton Championships is a momentous feat. Congratulations to @NSaina. Her accomplishments truly inspire: PM
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 17, 2015
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.”