PV Sindhu fell at the final hurdle yet again as she lost the Asian Games 2018 women's singles gold medal match to the world number one, Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu-Ying, in straight games (21-13, 21-16).
The Indian shuttler reached the final after beating Japan's Akane Yamaguchi but was no match for the 24-year-old Tai on Tuesday, August 28. With the second-place finish, Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win a silver at the Asiad.
Yesterday, Saina Nehwal became the first individual medallist in badminton in 36 years for
India. The London Olympic bronze medalist also lost to Tai in the semi-final but she had come up with a better effort than her junior compatriot.
She tested the Chinese Taipei great but ended up losing the last-four match in two games.
All eyes were on Sindhu as she was heading into her fifth major final since the Rio Olympic 2016 gold medal match. The 23-year-old succumbed to her fifth straight major final defeat, third of this year after losses at Commonwealth Games and World Championships title matches.
IBTimes, India has compiled a list of reactions to SInduh's silver-winning performance at the ongoing continental multi-sport event. Check them out below.
.@Pvsindhu1 @NSaina gave us several moments of joy and it's because of their dedication, the ?? flag soars high today at the #AsianGames2018 Congratulations girls, the nation is proud of you! ????#IndiaontheRise #PVSindhu #SainaNehwal pic.twitter.com/3PDpTiA8W8— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) August 28, 2018
PV Sindhu scripts HISTORY!— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 28, 2018
Our stellar shuttler @Pvsindhu1 has clinched India's FIRST EVER SILVER in Badminton at the #ASIANGAMES. A match that will go down the history of Indian Badminton. Hats off to you @Pvsindhu1 ??✌???#AsianGames2018 #KheloIndia pic.twitter.com/63ku3NiBGv
Inspiring PV Sindhu & Saina Nehwal ?— Maj Surendra Poonia,VSM (@MajorPoonia) August 28, 2018
First time India wins Individual Silver?& Bronze?Medal at #AsianGames in Badminton
Congrats @NSaina @Pvsindhu1
Your feat will inspire millions of young girls across nation to pick up sports. Well Done ? pic.twitter.com/fmHHmxDnDH
PV Sindhu:— Ameya Tilak (@ameyatilak) August 28, 2018
10 BWF titles
3 CWG medals
2 Asian Games medals
1 Asian Championships
2 South Asian Games medals
4 World Championships medals
3 Asian Junior Championship medals
2 Uber Cup medals
1 Commonwealth Youth Games medals#PVSindhu #AsianGames2018 #AsianGames pic.twitter.com/yQR3rdYC8h
HISTORY CREATED! ?— Priyank (@dypriyank) August 28, 2018
You've won hearts of each and every Indian. Congrats #PVSindhu, First Indian woman to win an #AsianGames silver medal in badminton. Thank u for one more medal for our nation. #AsianGames2018
If PV Sindhu had a game plan against Tai Tzu Ying, she hardly managed to implement it as the world No. 1 was clearly in control through out the encounter. Hard luck for Sindhu, she once again came against an opponent who at different level than her in the final #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/Ce8LyMRwha— Abhijeet Kulkarni (@abk6580) August 28, 2018
Don't get started on Sindhu being a choker. Chokers don't reach finals. Sometimes you get out played by an opponent who is better on the day. It is sport. That is the way it is :-)#pvsindhu— Rohit Bagrecha (@Rohit_Bagrecha) August 28, 2018