PV Sindhu reaches women's singles final of World Badminton C'ships

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In Badminton, India's P V Sindhu stormed into the third successive final at the BWF World Championships in Basel, Switzerland today.

She outclassed World No. 3 Chen of China 21-7, 21-14 in a 40-minute semi-final. Sindhu had claimed successive silver in the last two editions of the prestigious tournament beside two bronze.

24-year-old Sindhu will face either 2013 world champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand or 2017 winner Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the summit clash tomorrow.

In men's singles, B Sai Praneeth lost to defending champion and Japanese World No. 1 Kento Momota 13-21, 8-21 in the semi-final to settle for a bronze.

Despite the loss, Praneeth still achieved the rare distinction of becoming the first Indian male shuttler in 36 years to win a medal in the prestigious tournament.

Prakash Padukone was the first to win a men's singles World Championships bronze medal in the 1983 edition. (AIR NEWS)

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