She Beats Top-Seeded Li Xuerui to Become World Champion
Only a few days ago, India’s Saina Nehwal wanted the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to limit the number of women’s singles players from China in all international tournaments. She was frustrated at the challenge of having to come up against (and lose to) one Chinese player after another in tournaments.
But just moments ago Carolina Marin became the first Spanish player to win the World Badminton championship in Copenhagen, defeating top-seed Li Xuerui of China.
Carolina had halted the giant-killing run of India’s P V Sindhu in the semi-finals. Congrats to Carolina for her stupendous title win,
Congrats also to Sindhu, seeded 11th, for her good show that included a quarter-final win against second seed Wang Shixian!
The top three seeds at the 2014 world championships were players from China, but the title went to Carolina, seeded ninth. Saina was two notches above her.
Carolina’s win has made Saina look silly!
G Joslin Vethakumar