PV Sindhu's heartbreaks: A look back at the Asian Games silver medallist's five most painful losses in finals

Published: 28th August 2018 04:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th August 2018 03:47 PM  

Indian badminton star PV Sindhu suffered yet another loss in a major final at the 2018 Asian Games. Here is a look back at the top five heartbreaks in finals for the shuttler in her career so far. (Photo | AP)
Indian badminton star PV Sindhu suffered yet another loss in a major final at the 2018 Asian Games. Here is a look back at the top five heartbreaks in finals for the shuttler in her career so far. (Photo | AP)
OLYMPICS 2016: While she achieved the historic feat of becoming the first-ever Indian to win a silver medal in badminton in the Olympics, PV Sindhu (Left) lost a tight three-setter final. Spain's Carolina Marin (Centre) became the first non-Asian woman to win badminton singles Olympic gold by beating Sindhu 19-21 21-12 21-15 in the final in Rio. (Photo | AP)
OLYMPICS 2016: While she achieved the historic feat of becoming the first-ever Indian to win a silver medal in badminton in the Olympics, PV Sindhu (Left) lost a tight three-setter final. Spain's Carolina Marin (Centre) became the first non-Asian woman to win badminton singles Olympic gold by beating Sindhu 19-21 21-12 21-15 in the final in Rio. (Photo | AP)
BADMINTON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017: Amid great expectations, PV Sindhu lost the 2017 Badminton World Championships final, considered to be one of the all-time great contests. Nozomi Okuhara became Japan’s first-ever Women’s Singles World champion by beating Sindhu 21-19 20-22 22-20. (Photo | AP)
BADMINTON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017: Amid great expectations, PV Sindhu lost the 2017 Badminton World Championships final, considered to be one of the all-time great contests. Nozomi Okuhara became Japan’s first-ever Women’s Singles World champion by beating Sindhu 21-19 20-22 22-20. (Photo | AP)
BADMINTON SUPER SERIES FINALS 2017: PV Sindhu suffered another agonising defeat in the final of Dubai World Superseries Finals. She went down 21-15, 12-21, 19-21 to Akane Yamaguchi in a thrilling title clash. (Photo | PTI)
BADMINTON SUPER SERIES FINALS 2017: PV Sindhu suffered another agonising defeat in the final of Dubai World Superseries Finals. She went down 21-15, 12-21, 19-21 to Akane Yamaguchi in a thrilling title clash. (Photo | PTI)
BADMINTON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018: For the second year in a row, only a silver awaited PV Sindhu at the Badminton World Championships. Carolina Marin yet again defeated Sindhu, this time in straight sets, 21-19, 21-10. (Photo | AP)
BADMINTON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018: For the second year in a row, only a silver awaited PV Sindhu at the Badminton World Championships. Carolina Marin yet again defeated Sindhu, this time in straight sets, 21-19, 21-10. (Photo | AP)
COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2018: At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, PV Sindhu came face-to-face with her fellow Indian rival Saina Nehwal. However, Sindhu's heartbreaks in tournament finals continued as the experienced Saina won 21-18, 23-21 to claim her second gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. (Photo | AP)
COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2018: At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, PV Sindhu came face-to-face with her fellow Indian rival Saina Nehwal. However, Sindhu's heartbreaks in tournament finals continued as the experienced Saina won 21-18, 23-21 to claim her second gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. (Photo | AP)
ASIAN GAMES 2018: Finally, adding on, the 2018 Asian Games saw PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal fall to the same Chinese Taipei opponent, Tai Tzu-Ying. Sindhu was thrashed 13-21 16-21 by Tai in the final. (Photos | AP)
ASIAN GAMES 2018: Finally, adding on, the 2018 Asian Games saw PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal fall to the same Chinese Taipei opponent, Tai Tzu-Ying. Sindhu was thrashed 13-21 16-21 by Tai in the final. (Photos | AP)
Even as Sindhu has acquired a 'chokers' tag of sorts after her many 'heartbreaks' in tournament finals, the young shuttler is still staying strong and would look to prove her critics wrong in the long run. (Photo | EPS)
Even as Sindhu has acquired a 'chokers' tag of sorts after her many 'heartbreaks' in tournament finals, the young shuttler is still staying strong and would look to prove her critics wrong in the long run. (Photo | EPS)
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