From Rio to Glasgow, Dubai and Nanjing: 3 Silvers in 3 years, Sindhu Stands Again for India’s 1st Gold

Rio Olympics 2016 will be remembered for India’s first Olympic Silver medal in Badminton. Since then Sindhu has entered her 2nd World Championships final and India still awaits its first Gold from her. Saina and Sindhu have won a Silver each. After Rio, it is second World Championship. 2017 Glasgow and 2018 Nanjing have only one common factor: PV Sindhu has reached the finals of all three. At Rio, Glasgow and Dubai, she had to settle for Silver. Glasgow and Dubai saw her winning Silver against Japanese players, while at Rio it was Carolina Marin, who stands in her way again at Nanjing 2018 World Championships.

At 2018 World Championships, Sindhu has already knocked out two players against whom she had to settle for silver at major championship in 2017. She has defeated Nozomi and Akane Yamaguchi in Quarterfinals and Semifinals. Now, she meets the third opponent who stopped her from winning Olympic Gold, Carolina Marin.


    Sindhu plays her 2nd Consecutive World Championships Final. She lost to Nozomu Okuhara last year in the final.
    Sindhu won Silver at World Superseries Finals 2017 losing to Akane Yamaguchi.
    3rd Consecutive year for an Indian to be in World Championships final.
    Saina Nehwal lost the final to Carolina in 2015 World Championships.
    Carolina Marin is the first non-chinese Women’s Singles player to enter more than one finals of World Championships. This is her third final in 4 editions.
    After 3 Women’s Singles player from China, Carolina is the only player to have won the World Championships twice.
    Carolina is the 4th Women’s Singles player to have successfully defend her title at World Championships.

At World Championships 2018, Sindhu is seeded third while Carolina is seeded 7th. Sindhu trails Carolina 5-6 in 11 career meetings. She won the last match they played at Malaysia Open 2018. At Rio Olympic, Carolina was top seed and Sindhu was 9th seed.
Head to Head: Sindhu 5, Carolina 6

    2018 Malaysia Open 3rd seed Sindhu def 6th seed Carolina 20-22 19-21
    2017 Singapore Open 4th seed Carolina def 5th seed Sindhu 21-11 21-15
    2017 Sunrise India Open 3rd seed Sindhu def top seed Carolina 19-21 16-21
    2016 Dubai World Superseries Finals Sindhu won 17-21 13-21
    2016 Rio 2016 Olympic Games Top seed Carolina def 9th seed Sindhu 19-21 21-12 21-15
    2015 Hong Kong Open Top seed Carolina won 21-17 21-9
    2015 Denmark Open Sindhu def 2nd seed Carolina 15-21 21-18 17-21
    2015 SYED MODI INTERNATIONAL BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2nd seed Carolina def 3rd seed Sindhu 21-13 21-13
    2014 BWF World Championships 2014 9th seed Carolina won 21-17 21-15
    2014 Australian Badminton Open 2014 Carolina def 8th seed Sindhu 21-17 21-17
    2011 Maldives International Badminton Challenge Sindhu def 3rd seed Carolina 7-21 21-15 13-21

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