Chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Sunday congratulated Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal for winning a silver medal at the World Championship in Jakarta.
In a statement, Rao said the city-based player was consistent throughout the tourney and put up a brave fight in the finals against the world top rank player.
He said the people of Telangana are proud to have players from the state scaling new heights in other sporting areas also.
Saina’s quest to become the first Indian world champion in badminton ended in heartbreak as she lost in straight games to title holder Carolina Marin in the summit showdown of the mega-event in Jakarta on Sunday.
The world number two Indian went down 16-21, 19-21 to her numero uno nemesis from Spain in a match which lasted 59 minutes. It was the second successive loss in a major final for Saina even though the silver medal she settled for is the best performance by an Indian in the showpiece.