BAI chief Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "I'm glad that this is the first time India had a record breaking participation at the World Championships and getting two medals from a single world championship is unprecedented but our players have made it possible.
P Gopichand said, "At 22, she has won medals for four consecutive years and by the end of her career, she will have many golds. We are very fortunate that we have players like Sindhu and Saina, who have gone up and raised the bar of fitness."
All eyes will be on Kidambi Srikanth, who is in-form and Rio silver medallist PV Sindhu, who has won bronze at the tournament twice in 2013 and 2014. Saina Nehwal will hope to put her injuries behind and give her best.
Rising Indian shuttler P V Sindhu overcame a fighting Kaori Imabeppu of Japan to secure her place in the third round of the womens singles competition at the World Badminton Championships here on Wednesday.
World Badminton Championships medallists Sania Nehwal, PV Sindhu were felicitated by Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel in New Delhi on Thursday. Vijay Goel had also invited P Gopichand and Vimar Kumar for the ceremony that took place in New Delhi.
India's in-form shuttler, PV Sindhu reached her first ever final of the World Badminton Championships on Saturday, after defeating China's Chen Yufie in straight games and will now face Japan's Nozomi Okuhara on Sunday in Glasgow.