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National Sports Day special: Top achievements in Indian sports over the past year

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Modified 23 Oct 2013, 20:42 IST
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The past year has had a lot to offer in terms of sports. Even more so, if you look at it from an Indian perspective. Here, we cover the top achievements by Indian athletes over the past year.

PV Sindhu wins bronze at Badminton World Championships

P V Sindhu

10th August 2013 was a historic day for Indian badminton as PV Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win a medal in singles at the Badminton World Championships.

Sindhu’s effort was all the more remarkable as she defeated two higher ranked Chinese players along the way – former World No. 1 Wang Shixian and World No. 2 (current World No. 5 Wang Yihan) – in straight sets.

The bronze medal was the culmination of a superb year for Sindhu, who had also won the prestigious Malaysian Open 2013 and defeated Olympic gold medallist Li Xuerui at the 2012 China Masters.

With her incredible achievements, Sindhu is fast becoming the poster girl of Indian badminton along with Saina Nehwal.

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Published 29 Aug 2013, 19:07 IST
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