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PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, India’s top Badminton players, made the country proud with their respective wins at the World Badminton Championship 2017.
India’s Olympic 2016 silver medalist PV Sindhu lost to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in one of the most intense and exciting women’s singles final of the World Badminton Championships on Sunday. Sindhu lost 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 against Okuhara in a grueling match that lasted an hour and 50 minutes. It was Sindhu’s third medal at the World Championships, with two bronze medals in 2013 and 2014.
Saina Nehwal had also reached the semi finals but lost to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara with 21-12, 17-21, 10-21 to finish with a bronze at the Championships. This is the first time that India has won two medals at the same World Championships.
Just like the entire nation, Bollywood celebrities lauded both PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal for their brilliant performances and bringing home two medals. Ranveer Singh, Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor and more celebrities applauded by the girls for their incredible efforts and showered them with love.
She’s a champ yo !!! ????????✊???? @Pvsindhu1
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) August 27, 2017
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 27, 2017
— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) August 27, 2017
Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 for winning silver. Extremely close contest that could have gone either way. Tough luck this time. Shine On.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) August 28, 2017
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) August 27, 2017
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) August 27, 2017
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) August 27, 2017
— Esha Gupta (@eshagupta2811) August 27, 2017
True India will shine high when women take over.. and they are doing it .. P.V. Sindhu and Saina Salute…
— Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) August 27, 2017
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) August 27, 2017
You are India’s daughter, India’s Pride. @Pvsindhu1 – an inspiration to many. God bless you
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 27, 2017
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) August 27, 2017
Sindhuuuuuuu.. You are a WINNER ..???????????????????? India SALUTES you???????????????? @Pvsindhu1 ..what a match ????
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) August 27, 2017
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