World Badminton Championship: Indian Women’s Singles Record in All Editions

Saina and Sindhu win medals at 2017 Glasgow Championship

Starting from the 2nd edition of World Badminton Championships in 1980, Indian women have participated in 22 editions of Women’s Singles till 2017 winning 5 medals in the event. The baton passed from Indian greats of the likes of Ami Ghia, Madhumita Bisht, Trupti Murgunde, Aparna Popat, but until 2009 none of them have reached the quarterfinals ever. But, from then Saina Nehwal has entered at least Quarterfinals of every edition. Still, the medal drought was over when PV Sindhu made first appearance in the 2013 edition. Since then Sindhu and Saina has won 5 medals together winning together once in 2017.

World Badminton Championship: History of Medal Winners from India
History of Indians in World Badminton Championships: Men’s Singles, Mixed Doubles Teams, Women’s Doubles Team, Men’s Doubles Team

Name of Women’s Players Participating in Singles of Every Edition

    1977: None
    1980: Ami Ghia, Amita Kulkarni
    1983: Ami Ghia, Radhika Bose
    1985: Ami Ghia, Deepti Thanekar, Hufrish Nariman, Madhumita Bisht
    1987 Ami Ghia, Madhumita Bisht
    1989: Madhumita Bisht, Deepti Thanekar
    1991: Madhumita Bisht
    1993: P. V. V. Lakshmi, Nancy Keith, Manjusha Kanwar
    1995: Seema Bafna
    1997 Madhumita Bisht
    1999 P. V. V. Lakshmi, Aparna Popat
    2001 Manjusha Kanwar
    2003: Trupti Murgunde, Aparna Popat
    2005 Aparna Popat
    2006 Trupti Murgunde, Saina Nehwal
    2007 Trupti Murgunde, Saina Nehwal
    2009 Saina Nehwal, Aditi Mutatkar, Sayali Gokhale
    2010 Saina Nehwal, Aditi Mutatkar
    2011 Saina Nehwal
    2013 Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu
    2014 Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu
    2015 Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu
    2017 Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Ritupurna Das, Tanvi Lad

Women’s Singles Statistics of Indians in All Editions of World Badminton Championship

    Max Appearance: 18 Women represented in 22 editions of World Badminton Championships starting from 1980.
    1977 had no Indian in Women’s Singles
    2 editions (1985, 2017) saw maximum 4 Indian Women in Singles.
    6 editions saw only one Indian in Men’s Singles.
    Best Result in Women’s Singles: Silver (Final) by Saina Nehwal in 2015 and Sindhu in 2017
    Medals in Women’s Singles: 2 Silver (Saina, Sindhu), 4 Bronze (3 by Sindhu, 1 by Saina Nehwal)
    SFs in Women’s Singles: 5 (3 Sindhu, 2 Saina)
    QFs in Women’s Singles: 11 (7 Saina Nehwal (2009-17), 4 PV Sindhu (2011-17))

Maxiumum Appearances

    9 Saina Nehwal (2006-17)
    5 Madhumita Bisht (1985-91, 1997)
    4 Ami Ghia (1980-1987), PV Sindhu (2013-17)
    3 Aparna Popat (199, 2003, 2005), Trupti Murgunde (2003, 2006-07)
    2 Deepti Thanekar (1985, 1989), P. V. V. Lakshmi (1993, 1997), Manjusha Kanwar (1993, 2001), Aditi Mutatkar (2009-10)
    1 Amita Kulkarni (1980), Radhika Bose (1983), Hufrish Nariman (1985), Nancy Keith (1993), Seema Bafna (1995), Sayali Gokhale (2009), Ritupurna Das, Tanvi Lad (2017)

Match Results of all players in Women’s Singles of Every Edition
1977: None

1980 Ami Ghia, Amita Kulkarni
Ami Ghia

    Round 1 def Karen Chapman (England) 11-4 11-8
    Round 2 lost to Taty Sumirah Taty Sumirah 4-11 6-11

Amita Kulkarni

    Round 1 Bye
    Round 2 lost to Hiroe Yuki (Japan) 3-11 1-11

1983 Ami Ghia, Radhika Bose
Radhika Bose

    1st Round Bye
    2nd Round lost to Kim Bok-sun (Korea) 5-11 4-11

Ami Ghia

    1st Round def Linda Cloutier (Canada) 11-6 11-4
    2nd Round def Hwang Sun-ai (Korea) 6-11 115 11-8
    3rd Round lost to Sally Podger (England) 8-11 2-11

1985 Ami Ghia, Deepti Thanekar, Hufrish Nariman, Madhumita Bisht
Madhumita Bisht

    Round 1 def Aileen Nairn (Scotland) 3-11 11-3 12-10
    Round 2 lost to Mariko Imagawa (Japan)

Lost Round 1

    Ami Ghia lost to Eline Coene (Netherlands) 5-11 7-11 Round 1
    Deepti Thanekar lost Round 1 to Mishiyo Nishimura (Kapan) 3-11 4-11
    Hufrish Nariman walkover in Round 1

1987 Ami Ghia, Madhumita Bisht
Madhumita Bisht lost Round 1 to Yoko Kuizumi (Japan) 4-11 8-11
Ami Ghia

    Round 1 def Katrin Schmidt (Germany) 11-6 11-5
    Round 2 def lost to Erica van Dijck (Netherlands) 9-12 2-11

1989 Madhumita Bisht, Deepti Thanekar

    Madhumita Bisht lost Round 1 to Kimiko Jinnai 11-12 7011
    Deepti Thanekar did not appear

1991 Madhumita Bisht lost Round 1 to Helen Troke (England) 4-11 7-11
1993 P. V. V. Lakshmi, Nancy Keith, Manjusha Kanwar
P. V. V. Lakshmi

    Round 1: def Eva Lacinová (Czech Republic) 11-6 11-3
    Round 2: lost to Suzanne Louis-Lane (England) 0-11 4-11

Lost Round 1

    Nancy Keith vs Somharuthai Jaroensiri (Thailand) 7-11 4-11
    Manjusha Kanwar vs Alison Humby (Scotland) 11-4 4-11 5-11

1995 Seema Bafna

    Round 1: def Rachida Ait Lamarani (Morocco) 11-0 11-0
    Round 2: lost vs Yuliani Santoso (Indonesia) 8-11 1-11

1997 Madhumita Bisht lost Round 1 vs Han Jingna (China) 5-11 6-11
1999 P. V. V. Lakshmi, Aparna Popat

    P. V. V. Lakshmi lost Round 1 vs Neli Boteva (Bulgaria) 11-7 7-11 7-11
    Aparna Popat lost Round 1 vs Kanako Yonekura (Japan) 7-11 11-13

2001 Manjusha Kanwar lost Round 1 vs Marina Andrievskaya (Sweden) 3-11 3-11
2003 Trupti Murgunde, Aparna Popat
Aparna Popat

    1st Round: def Ling Wan Ting (Hong Kong) 13-10 11-8
    2nd Round: def Kim Kyeung Ran (Korea) 11-9 11-0
    3rd Round: lost to Zhang Ning (China) 4-11 5-11

Trupti Murgunde

    1st Round: def Dolores Marco (Spain) 9-11 11-4 11-9
    2nd Round: lost to Kaori Mori (Japan) 6-11 0-11

2005 Aparna Popat

    Round 1: def Petya Nedeltcheva (Bulgaria) 11-6 11-9
    Round 2: lost vs Rebecca Bellingham (New Zealand) 11-9 8-11 9-11

2006 Trupti Murgunde, Saina Nehwal
Saina Nehwal lost Round 1 vs Jiang (China) 10-21 16-21
Trupti Murgunde

    Round 1: def Griga (Ukraine) 17-21 21-14 21-19
    Round 2: lost vs Hirose 21-6 16-21 12-21

2007 Trupti Murgunde, Saina Nehwal
Trupti Murgunde lost Round 1 vs Yip PY (Hong Kong) 17-21 13-21
Saina Nehwal

    Round 1: def J Cicognini (Switzerland) 21-12 21-12
    Round 2: def J Schenk (Germany) 21-16 21-10
    Round 3: lost vs Pi (France) 13-21 17-21

2009 Saina Nehwal, Aditi Mutatkar, Sayali Gokhale
6th seed Saina Nehwal

    1st Round: bye
    2nd Round: def A Prokopenko (Russia) 21-10 21-17
    3rd Round: def 10th seed P Nedelcheva (Bulgaria) 18-21 21-18 21-10
    QF: lost vs 2nd seed Lin Wang (China) 16-21 19-21

Lost Round 1

    Aditi Mutatkar vs Schenk (Germany) 8-21 12-21
    Sayali Gokhale vs Yao J (Netherlands) 15-21 14-21

2010 Saina Nehwal, Aditi Mutatkar
Aditi Mutatkar lost Round 1 vs Hirose (Japan) 12-21 16-21
2nd seed Saina Nehwal

    1st Round: bye
    2nd Round: def Chen H-h (Chinese Taipei) 20-22 21-15 21-8
    3rd Round: def 13th seed E Diehl (Russia) 21-14 21-18
    QF: lost vs 6th seed Wang Shixiang (China) 8-21 14-21

2011 Saina Nehwal
6th seed Saina Nehwal

    1st Round: bye
    2nd Round: def C Magee (Republic of Ireland) 21-10 21-7
    3rd Round: def Yip PY (Hong Kong) 21-3 13-5 (retired)
    QF: lost vs 3rd seed Wang Xin (China) 15-21 10-21

2013 Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu
Sindhu 2013
10th seed PV Sindhu

    1st Round: bye
    2nd Round: def Kaori Imabeppu (Japan) 21-19 29-21 21-17
    3rd Round: def 2nd seed Wang Yihan (China) 21-18 23-21
    QF: def 7th seed Wang Shixian (China) 21-18 21-17
    SF: lost vs 4th seed Ratchanok Inthanon (Thailand) 10-21 13-21

3rd seed Saina Nehwal

    1st Round: bye
    2nd Round: Olga Golovanova (Russia) 5-21 4-21
    3rd Round: def Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (Thailand) 18-21 21-16 21-14
    QF: lost vs Bae Yeon-ju (South Korea) 21-23 9-21

2014 Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu
Sindhu 2014
11th seed PV Sindhu

    1st Round: bye
    2nd Round: def O Golovanova (Russia) 21-12 21-17
    3rd Round: def 6th seed Bae Y-j (South Korea) 19-21 22-20 25-23
    QF: def 2nd seed Wang Shixian (China) 19-21 21-19 21-15
    SF: lost vs 9th seed Carolina MarĂ­n 17-21 15-21

7th seed Saina Nehwal

    1st Round: bye
    2nd Round: def N Perminova (Russia) 21-11 21-9
    3rd Round: def 13th seed S Takahashi (Japan) 14-21 21-18 21-12
    QF: lost vs Top seed Li Xuerui (China) 15-21 15-21

2015 Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu
saina 2015 wbc silver
2nd seed Saina Nehwal

    1st Round: bye
    2nd Round: def Cheung NY (Hong Kong) 21-13 21-9
    3rd Round: def S Takahashi (Japan) 21-18 21-14
    QF: def 6th seed Wang Yihan (China) 21-15 19-21 21-19
    SF: def Lindaweni Fanetri (Indonesia) 21-17 21-17
    Final: lost vs Carolina Marin (Spain) 16-21 19-21

11th seed PV Sindhu

    1st Round: bye
    2nd Round: def L Kjaersfeldt (Denmark) 11-21 21-17 21-16
    3rd Round: def 3rd seed Li Xuerei (China) 21-17 14-21 21-17
    QF: lost vs Sung Ji-hyun (South Korea) 17-21 21-19 16-21

2017 Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Ritupurna Das, Tanvi Lad
4th seed PV Sindhu

    1st Round: bye
    2nd Round: def Kim H-m (South Korea) 21-16 21-14
    3rd Round: def Cheung N Y (Hong Kong) 19-21 23-21 21-17
    QF: def 5th seed Sun Yu (China) 21-14 21-9
    SF: def 9th seed Chen Yufei (China) 21-13 21-10
    Final: lost vs Nozomi Okuhara TBD 10-21 22-20 20-22

12th seed Saina Nehwal

    1st Round: bye
    2nd Round: def S Jaquet (Switzerland) 21-11 21-12
    3rd Round: def Sung ji-hyun (South Korea) 21-19 21-15
    QF: def Kirsty Gilmour (Scotland) 21-19 18-21 21-15
    SF: lost vs 7th seed Nozomi Okuhara (Japan) 21-17 17-21 10-21

Ritupurna Das

    Round 1 def Mikkela (Finland) 2-0 (Retired)
    Round 2 lost vs Kirsty Gilmour (Scotland) 16-21 13-21

Tanvi Lad

    Round 1 def Chloe Birch (England) 17-21 21-10 21-19
    Round 2 lost vs 2nd seed Sung ji-hyun (South Korea) 9-21 19-21

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