Saina Nehwal went down 21-12, 17-21, 10-21 to Rio Olympics bronze medallist Nozomi Okuhara at the in the semi-final of World Badminton Championships in Glasgow on Saturday.
In the first game, Saina began in a dominating fashion and continued it throughout the game. Her attacking game was too much to handle for her Japanese opponent and she wrapped it up quickly in 22 minutes with a score of 21-12.
In an hour and 13 minutes, Saina Nehwal’s dream of being the world champion were snapped. The star Indian player went down 21-12, 17-21, 10-21 to Rio Olympics bronze medallist Nozomi Okuhara at the in the semi-final of World Badminton Championships in Glasgow on Saturday.
The third game was Okukara’s throughout. Saina looked tired and by the time first break came in the game, she was down 11-4. She continued the top game and won it 21-10. The win ensured Japan of a place in final which is the first time a player from the nation has reached the women’s singles final at the Worlds.
But, Nehwal was praised for her game and even the social media reacted to her comeback and winning a bronze medal at Championships.
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