Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has slammed critics after her defeat in the World Championships final against Spain’s Carolina Marin, saying, “I didn’t lose gold, I won silver.”
Sindhu lost the chance to win her first gold at World Championship after Marin beat her in straight games in the summit clash, thus inflicting Sindhu’s third major final defeat. She had lost the Worlds final last year and the title clash of the 2016 Rio Olympics.
In an Instagram post, the world number three, however, said that her “silver sparkles”.
“Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss” – dough Williams. It brings me an immense amount of pleasure to bring back the silver consecutively 2nd year in the BWF world championships. I didn’t lose the gold, I won the silver and I can proudly say my silver sparkles.”
“It was indeed a wonderful week in Nanjing, in spite of losing in the finals I had some great matches. I have been really happy about my consistent performance over the rankings. I believe that patience and persistence make un-beatable combination for success, hence have complete faith that my gold shall come soon!! It’s amazing how I have received so much love and support from people all around the world, and that keeps me going!”
She also thanked her team and said: “And finally I want to thank my amazing team, who have stood by me like a pillar throughout the tournament and also thanks to all my sponsors whose been supporting me and a special thanks to my Physio who has always been waiting to treat me and take care of me whenever I want to and always being there for me. And finally thanks to all my coaches who helped me in and out and also been so kind always.”