Highlights | BWF World Championship 2017: Nozomi Okuhara defeats PV Sindhu

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 August 2017, 10:50 PM
Live | BWF World Badminton Championships Finals, PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara
Live | BWF World Badminton Championships Finals, PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara

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.

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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.

First Published: Sunday, August 27, 2017 05:56 PM
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