Rio Olympics: Sindhu wins silver in badminton singles

Story By: Rajesh Sharma
Saturday, August, 20 2016 - 14:47

PV Sindhu (21) created history by wining silver medal in badminton in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.

Sindhu lost her final clash 21-19 12-21 15-21 against two-time world champion Carolina Marin of Spain in 83 minutes match.

“I ended up with silver medal but I am really happy,” said Sindhu after the match.

“I’m really proud of it. I could not win the gold. But I really worked hard”, she added.

Praising Marin on her Olympic gold, Sindhu said “I also congratulate Carolina. One has to win and one has to lose. It was her day on the centre court today. I’m very happy for her. She’s doing a great job”.

Sindhu scripted a stellar 22-20, 21-19 win against former World No. 1 and London Games silver medallist Wang Yihan to enter the women’s semifinals.

It was a colossal shake-up in the world order of a sport that has seen China dominate for so long that it had been unthinkable that a Japanese, an Indian and a Spaniard would make the Rio medals list.


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