PV Sindhu – India’s badminton heroine in Rio 2016

21 yr old Pusarla Venkata Sindhu became the first Indian woman to enter a Olympic Badminton final, after defeating 6th-ranked Nozomi Okuhara 2-0 (21-19, 21-10). Thus, assuring India of another medal and may be gold this time.

PV Sindhu Rio Olympics 2016
India’s Sindhu Pusarla reacts as she plays Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara during a women’s singles semifinal badminton match at the 2016 Olympics.
Source: abplive

She is the second-highest-ranked women’s singles player from India after Olympic bronze medalist and No. 2 Saina Nehwal.

The run-up to Rio

2013:  By the age of 18, she became the first ever Indian women’s singles player to win a medal at the World Championships.

2014:  She was awarded the FICCI Breakthrough Sportsperson of the Year.

March 2015:  P.V. Sindhu became the youngest recipient of the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour.

August 2016: She became the first Indian woman to enter a Rio Olympics 2016 Badminton final.

India hold your breath and standstill for the first time in Olympic history, an Indian woman is on the verge of beating the world for an Olympic gold. She’ll now face Carolina Marin of Spain in the finals.

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