Japanese star shuttler Nozomi Okuhara defeated India's PV Sindhu in a thriller women’s singles final of the BWF World Badminton Championships in Glasgow. Sindhu won Silver medal. It was a very close contest and went down to three games.
Okuhara started on a positive note and won the first game by 21-19 but Sindhu fought back hard and won the second set by 22-20.
In the third penultimate game, Japanese Shuttler took early four point lead with score 5-1. But Sindhu again came back strongly and was leading 19-17. Nozomi then accelerated her game and took the Championship point at 21-20.
With her last point, Japan's Okuhara won the third game by22-20 and the Championship Gold by 21-19, 20-22 and 22-20.
Earlier, Nozomi Okuhara stormed into the finals after defeating another Indian Shuttler Shaina Nehwal 12-21, 21-17, 21-10. After losing first round, Nozomi fought back hard and dominated the next two sets to crash Nehwal's golden dream.
Okuhara defeated Carolina Marin, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu in a row to clinch the title.
Here are the live updates:
# Nozomi Okuhara defeats PV Sindhu to win maiden BWF World Championship Gold
# The score is 19-19 and this has come down to an end. Game point for Okuhara.
# The score is 12-11 now. Sindhu leading in the last game.
# The score is 9-8 with Sindhu leading the last game.
# Sindhu comes back strongly. Takes the lead 8-7.
# Okuhara takes an early lead. Score is 4-1.
# Third and the penultimate game begins. Who ever hold the nerves better shall go through.
# Sindhu wins thriller second game against Okuhara 22-20
# 11-8 and Sindhu is leading against Nozomi.
# Sindhu maintaining her four point lead. Score is 9-5 now.
# Sindhu takes the early lead in second game. Score is 3-1.
# game point for Okuhara. And she wins the first game.
# The score levels: 19-19.
# Sindhu also fighting back, trailing by one point. The score is now: 18-19
# The lead goes to Okuhara now. The score is now 16-14
# Okuhara is coming back strongly. The score levels now. 14-14.
# Sindhu taken the lead now. The score is 9-5.
# Okuhara leading with 5-3 now.
# Its 2-2 right now. History awaits for both PV Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara.
# Match has begun and both players are on court now.
# Head to head btw Sindhu and Okuhara 3-3
# Sindhu and Nozomi are playing their 7th match against each other. Their maiden World Summit final.