The 18-year-old from Tamil Nadu went down preventing 14-21, 20-22 to Kuan Lin in a 48-minute summit conflict.
The previous world junior primary thus joined fellow Indians Aparna Popat (1996), Saina Nehwal (2006) and Siril Verma (2015) in successful a silver medal on the prestigious match.
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Solely the second Indian male shuttler to succeed in the ultimate, Sankar’s defence could not stand up to the relentless assault of the Taiwanese, who rode on his energy to bother the Indian.
Kuan Lin pounced on the weak returns of his opponent and produced some devastating soar smashes to dominate the rallies. The fourth seeded Indian stored battling and even saved six match factors, however it was to not be as he settled because the second finest.
The left-handed Sankar regarded to play his retrieval recreation however the Taiwanese was extra fast and managed to search out the gaps together with his steep returns. The outcome was Lin shortly marched to an 11-9 lead.
Sankar regarded to have interaction his rival in rallies. It labored to an extent as he managed to attract parity at 13-13 after partaking Lin in a internet duel.
However just a few unforced errors from the Indian, and Kuan Lin’s soar smashes took him to a 20-14 benefit, and the Taiwanese sealed it when Sankar went lengthy once more.
After the change of sides, Lin continued to dominate the proceedings together with his energy recreation, main 4-0. The Chennai boy, nonetheless, managed to claw again at 5-5.
Lagging 7-10, the Indian unleashed a robust smash to point out the primary actual indicators of dominance, however Kuan Lin managed to eke out a two-point cushion on the interval.
Sankar tried to maintain the shuttle in play to put on his opponent down, however Kuan Lin was all the time a step forward, touchdown his smashes with precision.
Kuan Lin, finally, grabbed six match factors however Sankar scripted a sensational restoration, saving all six, to lift hopes of a turnaround. However the Taiwanese earned one other match level with one other smash and sealed it with a steep return.