Rio 2016 :
Rio de Janeiro: Shuttler PV Sindhu has confirmed another medal for India by making her way to the final Rio 2016.
The two-time World Championship bronze medalist Sindhu beat Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara – ranked sixth in the world – in straight sets 21-19, 21-10 in a demanding battle of 51 minutes in the semi-finals of the women’s badminton singles at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The 21-year-old Indian now stood just a single win far from gold medal for India at the Rio Olympics.
Sindhu also became the first Indian badminton player to make way to the finals in an Olympic as Saina Nehwal could make up to semi-finals four years ago.
Medal has been confirmed, the final on Friday 19th will show whether it is silver or gold. It’s time to cheer up for Indians.
For Gold medal match, she will compete Carolina Marin of Spain.
She has come a long way from a 16-year-old watching Saina Nehwal win the 2012 London Olympics bronze to being India’s lone badminton medal hope in the 2016 Games.
She first made her mark in the badminton circles in 2013. She won her maiden grand prix gold at the Malaysian Open, went on to win the first of her hat-trick of titles at the Macau Open. The bigger reward in the form of Arjuna award was the icing on the cake.
In March 2015, P.V. Sindhu became the youngest recipient of the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour.
She is the second-highest-ranked women’s singles player from India after Olympic bronze medalist and No. 2 Saina Nehwal…
With a methodical style of play, considered to be defensive building up with long rallies to lay seize to a point as and when an opening arises, she has evolved remarkably well to streamline her method towards winning..