Rio 2016, Badminton: 18-08-2016: PV Sindhu enters the final of ladies singles event, beats Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 21-10.
India’s PV Sindhu has assured the country of another medal at the Rio Olympics and this time it is at least a silver medal. The tall and lanky girl from Hyderabad beat Japanese Nozomi Oluhara 21-19 21-10 in the semi-finals of the women’s singles badminton event at the Summer Games.
PV Sindhu Enters Ladies Badminton Final
She has now become the first Indian to make the final of a badminton event in the country’s Olympic history. She takes on World No 1 Carolina Marin of Spain in the summit clash in a bid to bring India’s first gold medal in Rio Olympics.
Okuhara, current World No 6 came into the match against Sindhu with a better head-to-head record of 3-1 in her favour.
But on the big day it was Sindhu who used her height and reach to good effect over the diminutive Japanese.
Last shuttler to win an Olympic medal for India was Saina Nehwal, who clinched bronze at the 2012 London Games.
If Sindhu goes on to win the final against Marin, she will become the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Olympics.
Lets hope she does her best and brings India that elusive gold.