Nozomi Okuhara wins 2017 women’s singles World Badminton championships (WBC)
Published: August 28, 2017
Japanese shuttler Nozomi Okuhara has won the 2017 women’s singles World Badminton championships (WBC) by defeating P V Sindhu in the final by 12-21, 21-17, 21-10 at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. With this, Sindhu had to settle for silver in the championship. Earlier, Saina Nehwal ended her campaign with a bronze.
The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has announced cash award of Rs 10 lakh for Sindhu and Rs five lakh for Saina following their medal winning performances at the world Championships. Sindhu, who had won bronze twice in the 2013 and 2014 editions, became only the second Indian to win a silver medal after Saina Nehwal had achieved the feat in the last edition at Jakarta in 2015.