New Delhi: Twice World Championship bronze-medallist PV Sindhu made India proud by assuring a medal for the nation in Olympics 2016 on Thursday.

PV Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in straight sets 21-19, 21-10 and this makes her the first Indian woman to achieve this feat.

The 21-year-old Hyderabad girl is now all set to go for gold on Friday at 7 pm. Sindhu will be facing Spain’s Carolina Marin and will be making every effort to bag a gold medal.

The journey for Sindhu in Rio Olympics 2016 has not been easy. She began her Olympic debut against Hungary’s Laura Sarosi and secured a comfortable win over her.

During her premilary rounds in Rio, she defeated Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying in a straight game win (21-13, 21-15) in a 40-minute pre-quarterfinals match thereby making her way to the quarter finals.

In the quater finals the lanky Indian defeated Chinese player Wang Yihan. Sindhu won the thrilling but tiring match in straight sets 22-20, 21-19 dominating her opponent in smashes and fitness.

This win made Sindhu the second Indian women’s player to reach the semi-final of Olympic Games after Saina Nehwal in 2012.

After her semi-final win, PV Sindhu with Neeta Ambani.


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