Rio 2016: PV Sindhu Fights Bravely, Wins Silver in Badminton Final vs Carolina Marin
PV Sindhu put up a brave fight against Spanish world No. 1 Carolina Marin in the badminton women's singles final at Rio Olympics but had to settle for silver.
A billion strong expectation was riding on PV Sindhu for the badminton singles final against Carolina Marin at Rio Olympics. (All images from AFP)
Sindhu started brilliantly as she won the first game 21-19 despite trailing at one stage against Marin.
However, Marin won the second game 21-12 to make a brilliant comeback.
However, Sindhu made Marin fight for each point.
Marin initially took a 4-0 lead in the third and deciding game against Sindhu.
Sindhu gave a great fight and reduced the gap with Marin.
Both players did not yield an inch and at 10-10, it could have been anyone's game.
But Marin took the match from that point as she won the game 21-15.
It was a great match and Marin was seen appreciating Sindhu's efforts after the match.
Sindhu thus became the first Indian badminton player to win an Olympics silver medal.
Sindhu and Sakshi Malik are till now the only medal winners for India at Rio Olympics.
(From left) Silver medallist PV Sindhu, gold medal winner Carolina Marin and bronze medallist Japan's Nozomi Okuhara
After the silver medal win, Sindhu said: "I never thought I would make it this far. Overall I am on cloud nine at the moment, this feels amazing."