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PV Sindhu Becomes First Indian Daughter to bag Olympic Silver Medal

PV Sindhu becomes first Indian Daughter to bag Olympic Silver medal

The day was different when all the news items focused only on the prestigious and most awaited Women’s Gold Medal Match, with all hopes laying on P.V Sindhu the ace shuttler of India.

Media persons gathered at her home to collect the response from her parents, about her historic entry into finals. And the time came where billions of Indians stuck to the television watching the match and cheering.

PV Sindhu fought in the final match till the last set point against her opponent Carolina Marine from Spain. After winning the first set, Sindhu saw a dominant opponent which made her lose the game 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 to Marine. However, the 21-year-old Telugu girl fought like a true champion to secure Silver medal for her country.

PV Sindhu Becomes First Indian to Enter Badminton Finals in Olympics: Assures a Silver Medal

The post match gestures by Sindhu won billions of hearts in the indoor stadium and the viewers in front of the TV. Carolina sobbed after her win and dropped her racquet. Then the Sindhu congratulated Carolina for her success with a hug and went back picked up Marines Racquet and kept it in the winners bag. This gesture lauded Sindhu’s win more than the gold.

PV Sindhu bags Silver Medal at Rio Olympics
PV Sindhu (India), Carolina Marine (Spain), Nozomi Okuhara (Japan)

Indian Coach P.Gopichand was facing Double pressure than the player with a Racquet. All his efforts and dreams to get gold for the country were on his shoulders. His support for the young women throughout the game was appreciated by the Indian landscape.

Carolina too became the first Women to bag Gold for her country in Badminton singles. The top-seeded broke into tears during the medal ceremony where Spains National Anthem was played. Carolina dominated her play and proved that she is worth Gold medal.

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After Sindhu’s historic win Government of Telangana has announced a price amount of 1 Cr. The other rewards she is likely to get are 50 lakh cash price from Madhya Pradesh government, a BMW from Hyderabad District Badminton Association, cash price from All India Football Federation. She may be signing as Brand Ambassador for a top Jewellery shop and some real estate firms.

PV Sindhu Becomes First Indian to Enter Badminton Finals in Olympics: Assures a Silver Medal

PV Sindhu scripts history by entering badminton finals

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu scripted History as she entered Finals of women’s singles Badminton at Olympics. She defeated the world no 6th Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 21-10 in the semi-final to assure a medal for the country.

Sindhu showed completely different game and composure from the beginning of the game. All eyes were on the 21-year-old who dominated her Japanese opponent with the game and body language.

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According to the sources, the coach P. Gopichand has trained her to show up aggression in body Language along with the game which she excels. The height advantage has always been with Sindhu and specially in this match where the opponent was just 5.1

The first set was head to head where Sindhu dominated at every step without letting the opponent gain a major lead. She, however, won the set with 21-19. The second set came as a surprise to the viewers. The Japanese opponent Nozomi equated the score till 10 -10 but the Indian player didn’t leave space in the court to keep her opponent locked at the same score and winning the set by 21-10.

The country was proud of her achievement with thousands of tweets flooded congratulating her success. Sindhu is all set to face top-seeded Carolina Marin in the finals scheduled 7:30 Pm IST today.

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Her parents Vijaya and P V Ramana are former volley ball players. They gave all daughters success credit to her Coach P. GopiChand, who is the Chief National Coach for the Indian Badminton team. He won the All England Open Badminton Championships in 2001.

PV Sindhu has registered three terrific wins in Rio Olympics against World No. 8 Tai Tzu-Ying, World No. 2 Wang Yihan and the world no 6 Nozomi Okuhara.

Sindhu had won three matches against Carolina marine previously. She said to media that Carolina is a tough opponent, and she will have to give her best shot in the finals.