P.V. Ramana, father of PV Sindhu said on Monday he was disappointed that her daughter lost in the World Badminton Championships final and added that it was for the first time he saw her crying after the match. The Rio Olympic silver-medalist gave it her all in the breathtaking final of the women’s singles event.
The match was one hour and 50 minutes, the longest match of the tournament so far, and in the closing moments, it was crucial. Sindhu lost 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 to Nozomi Okuhara of Japan. ‘I am a bit disappointed about the loss in the finals. But she exhibited a fighting spirit against Okuhara. I am happy that she (Sindhu) fought well till the last point,’ Ramana told ANI.
‘It is good that both Okuhara and Sindhu have shown the world their class of badminton. I am happy with the performance of my daughter,’ he added.
But what came as a shock to him was that he saw his daughter cry. ‘First time I saw Sindhu crying that she has lost.’, said he.
In other news, Sindhu also became the only second Indian to reach the finals of World Championship after Saina Nehwal. It was the third medal for Sindhu in the World Championships. She had won bronze twice in the 2013 and 2014 editions.
Sindhu has been in a rampaging form ever since her Rio Olympics final defeat to Spain’s Carolina Marin. She earlier clinched her maiden Super Series Premier title at China Open last year before winning the India Super Series in April. She also won the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in January.