PV Sindhu Becomes First Indian Woman To Win Silver At Olympics

August 19, 2016 10:13 pm15 commentsViews: 221

“This medal means everything to me. I am a silver medalist in my first Olympics, and I am on cloud nine,” said Indian badminton player PV Sindhu after lending silver lining to Indian Olympic campaign from Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

PV Sindhu Becomes First Indian Woman To Win Silver At Olympics

Sindhu performed the best of her career to beat several great badminton players of the world at Rio and reached final in women’s single, but failed, with slight errors and mistakes, to takeover the world champion Carolina Marin from Spain. She settled for silver medal.

In the semifinal she defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan and in quarterfina Sindhu overpowered Wang Yihari of China. She emerged winner in the pre-quarterfinal against Tai Tzu Ying of Taipei and in the two Group Stage events she defeated Michelle Li of Canada and Laura Sarosi of Hungary.

With the silver lining Sindhu becomes the first Indian woman to win a Silver medal at the Olympics.

In 2014 as well as 2013 World Championships the Indian shuttler won Bronze medals.

She has been honored with Padma Shri and Arjuna Award too in her country in 2015 and 2013 respectively.

 

Updated Medal Count (19th August)

 

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