Glasgow: PV Sindhu continued her impressive run at World Championship after creating history by winning her first ever silver medal in the tournament. In the process she became the first Indian to win three medal at the prestigious event.
She had earlier won two bronze medals in 2013 and 2014 and this year clinched silver after losing out to Japanese shuttler Nozomi Okuhara 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 in what was one the best contests of the modern era.
The match kept spectators right on the edge of their seat as both the shuttlers played some attractive shots saving points leaving the crowd stunned and gasping for energy.
After losing the first game to the Japanese player 21-19 and Sindhu came back strong in the second game, taking it at 22-20 on her fourth game point attempt. The second game also witnessed a mammoth 73-stroke rally, which was eventually won by Sindhu, leaving both the shuttlers gasping for energy as their stamina level were equally tested .
The third game was all about holding the nerves with both the shuttlers waiting for opponent to make the mistake Sindhu, tried to calm herself down and take breaks during the points. The habit became a regular feature for the Indian shuttler who was finally awarded yellow card after multiple warnings.
A yellow card is given for a breach of the Laws of Badminton. The card becomes applicable only when the shuttler throws a racket into the opponent's court, sliding under the net, leaving the court without the umpire's permission, coaching while the shuttle is in play and deliberately causing delay.
Two yellow cards lead to a red card, for which players are docked points. In case of flagrant behaviour or misconduct, an umpire can also issue a black card, after consulting with the referee, disqualify the player/side from the match.
Insipte of earning the yellow card Sindhu did not lose her focus and played well in rest of the match only to lose the gold by a whisker.