Rio de Janeiro: Shuttler PV Sindhu, participating in her maiden Olympics, today made history as she dominated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara to enter women’s Badminton final.
Superb performance @PvSindhu1. You make India proud! Best of luck for the finals. Congrats @Pvsindhu1 for the outstanding performance at Rio Olympics. Historic moment, Tweets IPL chairman Rajib Shukla.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Tweets that Proud of you #PVSindhu. Well done. All the best for finals #Rio2016.
#PVSindhu …aapne ‘bolne walon’ ki bolti bund kar di .. karm bolta hai aur wo kabhi kabhi ‘kalam’ ko bhi hara deta hai ! BADHAI !! Tweets Big B.
Sindhu, 21, is now assured to win at least silver when she faces World Number 1 Carolina Marin of Spain tomorrow. This would be India’s second medal so far in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
As Sindhu defeated her Japanese rival in straight sets (21-19, 21-10) in the semi-finals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the first to congratulate her, tweeting an old photo of him with the shuttler.