NEW DELHI: For the second time in less than 24 hours, India have been assured an Olympic medal. Earlier on Thursday, wrestler Sakshi Malik ended nearly two weeks of frustration, disappointment and hurt at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games when she became the first woman wrestler from India to bag an Olympic medal, and only the fourth female athlete from the country to stand atop a podium at the pinnacle of world sport.
At 21:21 IST at the Riocentro, PV Sindhu guaranteed that she would become the fifth, having beaten Japan's Nozomi Okuhara - ranked sixth in the world - in straight sets 21-19, 21-10 spanning 51 minutes in the semi-finals of the women's badminton singles at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Well done Sindhu. India is proud of you.
So Silver is assured :-) Now Lets Wait for First Gold :-) Bravo Sindhu Bravo :-) Account is open by Sakshi now it has this unaccounted entry :-) I hope it will be accounted with Gold :-) Cheers
It is really great! Women are first to guard the prestige of India. Wish her through in the final too. Congrats sindhu.
great PVS but really India don''t have words words for you , all Indians are praying for ur victory
Great work sindhu !. keep it up. You have made India proud. now go for gold and make us even prouder. All the very best.
Whole of Hyd is waiting to welcome you, Sindhu.
India can not become satisfied with only one Sindhu-India needs 100 Sindhus.
Good luck to Sindhu for her final
India is very proud of their daughters. Sindhi has become a disciplined distinguished daughter as she brings coveted Olympic medal to the country. We foresee a Gold medal for India through Sindhu''s outstanding performance at the finals.
The entire country is proud of your outstanding achievement.
The entire nation of 1.25 billon Indians will pray for your success in finals with abated breath. Jai Hind.
Go Sindhu, all the best, bring home the gold. God bless you
Sidhu you will definitely win gold for India
Yes this is something significant . Advancing to the finals is really great . An achievement needs to be lauded
I hv a strong feeling tht Sindhu is gonna win final for Gold. Good Luck!
Just winning few Bronze with such big contingent is not big achievement.Disgrace to India in Olympics.
All indians to be proud of her achievement . But overall indian performance is inferior in the world stage .