India’s P.V.Sindhu went down fighting to Spain’s Carolina Marin in the World Cup final played at Nanjing. All badminton enthusiasts watched with bated breath to see if Sindhu could overcome the roadblock called Marin and clinch the gold, but it was not to be so. The Spaniard was ruthless in her play and her blistering attack left the Indian behind. Marin won 21-19, 21-10 and earned the gold while Sindhu claimed the silver medal. This is Sindhu’s second silver in the World Championships.
Sindhu’s game has shaped up well under the tutelage of coach Gopichand. Her stamina, technique and volleys have shown remarkable improvement and she has won much appreciation. But once again in a final match she has not been able to hold out and make the killing to emerge champion. This is in no way to undermine her achievements. Time and experience alone can hone her mental resolve and physical game to enable her to take that final step and emerge world champion.
It must be mentioned here that 23 year old Sindhu is the only Indian player to have 4 World Championship podium finishes. Earlier in 2013 and 2014 she had won bronze medals. Now she has 2 bronze and 2 silver medals in her kitty. Next time round it is hoped that the colour of her medal will change to gold for this spirited and talented player.