Rio 2016: India’s PV Sindhu Marched in Olympics semi-finals

PV Sindhu, Indian Badminton player entered into the semi-finals of the women’s singles badminton event at Rio Olympics 2016.

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Rio de Janeiro: India’s Pusarla V Sindhu celebrating after winning against Japan’s Okuhara Nozomi in Women’s Single semifinal during the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on Thursday. PTI Photo by Atul Yadav(PTI8_19_2016_000032B)

Sindhu won over world’s number 2 Wang Yihan of China.

The game displayed some fierce stroke play, one having better control prevailing over the other.

“It could have been anybody’s game. I knew I would not get any easy points. I am taking one match at a time, rather than thinking of a medal. This was one of my memorable wins against Yihan. Hopefully, there will be many more,” Sindhu said in an interview.

She will now go against Japanese player Nozomi Okuhara in semi-finals on Thursday.

Many on social media praised her achievement and voiced their hope for her to win a medal.

“Woke up to the great news of PV Sindhu winning. You make us proud,” said a user.

“India medal hopes are alive again with this win,” another commented.

She has been training under former international player P Gopichand, who also coached former world number one Saina Nehwal until 2014.

Nehwal was India’s top medal contender in Rio but she suffered a shock defeat against Maria Ulitina of Ukraine on Sunday.

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