Spain’s Carolina Marin became the first non-Asian woman to win Olympic badminton singles Olympic gold by beating PV Sindhu in the final in Rio. PV Sindhu become second women silver medalist in Olympic.Badminton player PV Sindhu from Hyderabad has won the heart of Indian to achieve the silver medal in Rio.
World number one Marin, 23, won 19-21 21-12 21-15 to add the Olympic title to her world and European crowns.
“I’m very excited,” she said. “I don’t know how I’m feeling now but it is amazing that my dream has come true. I just had to believe in myself.”
Sindhu, 21, was aiming to become the first Indian to win badminton gold.
Expectations were massive from the 21-year-old after she became the first Indian shuttler to advance into an Olympic final. The Hyderabadi girl gave a neck-to-neck fight to her Spanish competitor named Carolina Marin, who was the better of the two players. Sindhu lost 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 in a high-intensity final that lasted for an hour and 23 minutes at the Rio centre in Rio de Janeiro.
P V Sindhu on Saturday said, “I am very glad to win silver medal in the women’s singles badminton event in Rio games.”
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee along with Indian people has wishes to Sindhu for winning the silver medal in Rio games. “I really fought very hard and gave my heart out. When I came to final, I told myself just one match to go and you could win a gold medal. Give it your best, and I tried very hard. Now I am an Olympic Silver medallist and dedicate this medal to Guru Gopi, says Sindhu.
Sindhu also lauded Sakshi Malik, who opened the India’s medals tally with a bronze at the Rio Games and became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a medal in Olympics
All of us proud of Sindhu for silver medal.