Lima (Peru): Young Indian shuttler Siril Verma clinched a silver medal at the BWF World Junior Championships after suffering a narrow defeat against Chinese Taipei's Chia Hung Lu here.
India's Siril Verma during the singles final of the BWF World Jr Championships in Lima
The 15-year-old Indian, who trains at the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad, had a giant-killing run at the tournament.
However, Siril could not cross the final hurdle as his fight ended with a 21-17,
10-21, 7-21 loss to Chia in a 50-minute battle at the Centro de Alto Rendimiento.