Sunday, July 24, 2011

PV Sindhu wins Indonesia badminton

PV Sindhu, India's rising junior badminton star, scripted a new chapter in Indian badminton history today, as she went on to win the Victor Indonesia International Challenge 2011 badminton tournament that was held at Surabaya in East Java Indonesia from 19-Jul-2011 to 24-Jul-2011.

Sindhu grabbed the gold medal in the women's singles event, by defeating the top seed and world no.35 Fransiska Ratnasari of Indonesia  by a score of 21-16, 21-11, in the final match that lasted for just 40 minutes.

With this win at the finals of the Indonesia open badminton, P.V. Sindhu has achieved her second consecutive title win on the trot, at the senior international badminton circuit, her first one being the title finish at the Maldives open last month, when she had defeated PC Thulasi in the finals to lift the trophy.

India had sent a large contingent for this Indonesian International challenge badminton tournament, comprising of players such as National champion Aditi Mutatkar, National Games Gold and Silver medallists Arundhati Pantawane and PC Thulasi in the women's singles, and top players such as Anup Sridhar and Anand Pawar in the men's singles event.

However PV Sindhu, fresh from her last month's Maldives win, and her recent semi-final finish at the Asian Youth tournament at Lucknow earlier this month, was the one to steal all the lime-light as she made short work of most of her opponents, to clinch the Gold medal at this Indonesian Open 2011. 

What makes her achievement shine out even more, is that except for the women's singles event, all the other titles that were at stake at the Victor Indonesia open, were bagged by Indonesian badminton players.


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