Copenhagen [Denmark], August 10 (ANI): Olympic medalist PV Sindhu has been handed a first-round bye within the girls’s singles draw for the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, from August 21-27, reported Olympics.com on Thursday.
The draw for the World Championships was held on the BWF headquarters at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday.
Former World Champion Sindhu, seeded sixteenth within the event, might play Japanese star and her rival Nozomi Okuhara within the second spherical, who beat Sindhu within the 2017 championships remaining earlier than the Indian shuttler avenged her loss within the 2019 World Championships at Basel.
Both Nozomi Okuhara and PV Sindhu have been combating their type this 12 months.
Indian males’s shuttlers obtained beneficial attracts. Ninth seed Prannoy HS will open his marketing campaign towards world quantity 56th Kalle Koljonen of Finland whereas the eleventh seed and Commonwealth Games champion will play world quantity 110 Georges Julien Paul of Mauritius within the first spherical.
Kidambi Srikanth, a world quantity 20 in rankings, was unseeded within the draw however will face a troublesome opponent, Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto, ranked fifteenth within the first spherical. The Indian shuttler has a strong document of six wins and three losses towards Nishimoto. Men’s doubles second seeds Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy obtained a bye within the opening spherical and the identical was the case with Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly, the fifteenth seeds in girls’s doubles. Sindhu, the 2019 world champion, silver medallist in 2017 and 2018 and bronze medal winner in 2013 and 2014 is India’s most profitable participant on the championships.
-Men’s singlesHS Prannoy vs Kalle Koljonen (Finland)Lakshya Sen vs Georges Julien Paul (Mauritius)Kidambi Srikanth vs Kenta Nishimoto (Japan)-Women’s singlesPV Sindhu – bye-Men’s doublesChirag Shetty/Satwiksairaj Rankireddy – bye-Women’s doublesTreesa Jolly/Gayatri Gopichand – byeAshwini Bhat Okay/Shikha Gautam vs Cheryl Seinen/Debora Jille (Netherlands)-Mixed doublesRohan Kapoor/N Sikki Reddy vs Adam Hall/Julie Macpherson (Scotland)Venkat Prasad/Juhi Dewangan vs Jones Ralfy Jansen/Linda Efler (Germany). (ANI)