Saina Nehwal loses the World Badminton Championship Finals
Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal loses to Carolina Marin at the World Badminton Championship Finals,in Jakarata. Saina Nehwal has always done the country proud on global platforms,with every passing year she goes onto break her own records and marks bigger achievements. Even in the recent World Badminton Championship finals,she gave a brave fight and performed with great vigor, but had to settle for a silver medal. She was let down to have given away the World Champion title,nevertheless,she is still one of the best shuttlers in the world.
The match went down to 16-21, 19-21 leading to Carolina’s win. The match lasted for 59 minutes and was visually appalling for the audience. Saina had lost to the same opponent in the All England Championships final earlier this year also. Must Read: LG G5 Specifications, Launch Date, Price and Updates
Saina Nehwal was seen stating that “I could have done better today. I made too many mistakes in the first game. I have no problems with fitness. But the final is more mental than physical. I made one silly error during a crucial moment in the second game.” Well, Caroline did have more experience of World Championships,which must have helped her retain her focus and determination,but we can’t say that even Saina is less of a winner. Saina had earlier beaten Caroline three out of four times.
Saina’s coach ,Vimal Kumar blamed her loss on net play. “Her net play let her down and eventually that affected her confidence. Moreover, Saina appeared more contended in defending and the initiative to attack was not visible.” On the other hand, Carolina was striking smashes after smashes and answered back to all of Saina’s shots with rage. Also Read: iPhone 7 Specifications.
Despite her the final loss, Saina still holds and overall tally of 82,792 points while Carolina who is the reigning No.1, will only retain her 80,612 points.
Lets see Saina’s road to the finals:
- Saina vs China’s Taipei’s Cheung Ngan |Score: 21-13, 21-9
- Saina vs Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi |Score: 21-18, 21-14
- Saina vs China’s Wang Yihan |Score: 21-15, 19-21, 21-19
- Saina vs Indonesia’s Lindaweni Fanetri |Score: 21-17, 21-17
- Saina vs Spain’s Carolina Marin |Score: 16-21, 19-21
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