PV Sindhu creates history, wins silver medal in Olympics

  • Gayathri Mathivanan
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  • August 20, 2016, 11:58 AM

 

Women power saves India blushes at Rio 2016 Olympics. PV Sindhu has won India's second medal.

 

A day after wrestler Sakshi Malik won India’s first medal at the Rio Olympics, badminton player P.V. Sindhu ensured a historic medal for the country by winning in the semifinals of the women’s singles.

 

In a closely contested match with the current world No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain, which left the nation gasping for breath, Sindhu went head-to-head with Marin, winning the first round, but she couldn't best the Spaniard who took the second and third (21-19, 21-12, 21-15).

 

Sindhu never stopped fighting and has won the biggest prize in the history of Indian badminton - an Olympic silver, to go past Saina Nehwal's bronze four years ago in London.

 

The Hyderabad champion had taken Indian badminton, the country’s high-performing sport for a while now, a score higher.

 

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is the daughter of PV Ramana and P Vijaya, both national-level volleyball players. Her father was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2000.

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