P.V. Sindhu lost 2-1 in the final match of badminton finals at Rio Olympics 2016. She has successfully earned a silver medal for India. Gold or Silver, the color doesn’t matter. She has already been successful in making 1.2 billion people happy. She is the first player to reach badminton final in Olympics. She is also the first Indian women to win a medal in Olympics other than bronze. She is India’s golden daughter!
Sindhu won the first set 19-21, but the other two sets were dominated by the spanish international. Carolina won the 2nd and 3rd set by 21-12 and 21-15. It is a proud moment for India to win their first silver medal in Badminton.
Whole India was enjoying the Sindhu fever, after she won the semifinals in a dominating fashion. From Kanpur to Delhi, Hyderabad to Mumbai people performed ‘Hawans’ for her win and did all sorts of things to support the Indian daughter. The Internet was all about Sindhu after she won the semifinals and every known face was wishing her on social media.
She also got some special video messages from top cricketers like Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 19, 2016
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 19, 2016
Ten days had passed India was starving to open the medal tally then came the comeback girl Sakshi Malik who won India, a bronze medal in wrestling. Right after that Sindhu won the semifinals of badminton, giving India a perfect Rakshabandhan Gift. When all hopes were diminishing these two Indian daughters stepped up for the home team.
Sindhu started the Rio Olympics campaign as an underdog, because everybody was hoping for London Olympics bronze medalist Saina Nehwal to bring home a medal. Sindhu not only proved everyone wrong, but she also cruised to the finals in a dominating way. After acquiring the top position in her preliminaries group she defeated the World no. 8 in straights. Her confidence was sky high after she defeated World no. 2 Wang Yihan in the Quarters. She carried her confidence in the semifinals and comfortably defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara.
The main man behind her success was none other than 2001 All England open champion Pullela Gopichand. The national badminton coach of India was always by her side throughout the tournament.
PV Sindhu is just 21 now, we can easily say Indian badminton future is in safe hands and there are many more medals to come.