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Sindhu loses women’s singles final at Badminton Worlds

India’s Olympic 2016 silver medallist P.V. Sindhu lost to Japanese seventh seed Nozomi Okuhara in a pulsating women’s singles final of the World Badminton Championships here on Sunday.

Fourth seed Sindhu lost 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 against the Olympic 2016 bronze medallist Okuhara in a gruelling match that lasted an hour and 50 minutes.

It was Sindhu’s third medal at the World Championships, with a bronze apiece from the 2013 and 2014 editions in her bag.