Rio 2016: PV Sindhu Sets Twitter on Fire After Historic Silver
The two-time World championship bronze medallist also became the fifth woman player from India to win a medal in Olympics and the first to clinch a silver.
A file photo of PV Sindhu. (Getty Images)
P V Sindhu's gallant attempt to win a coveted gold medal for India ended in heart-break in when she went down fighting against Spain's Carolina Marin and settled for a silver in the women's singles badminton competition of the Rio Olympics on Friday.
The 21-year-old Indian crumbled under the relentless pressure created by Marin to lose 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 in a pulsating final that lasted for an hour and 23 minutes at the Riocentre.
Sindhu thus became the fourth Indian to win a silver at the Olympics after shooters Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (2004, Athens) and Vijay Kumar (2012, London) and wrestler Sushil Kumar (2012, London).
Here is how twitter reacted to PV Sindhu's gallat effort:
T 2352 - Never ever underestimate power of female gender ! #PVSindhu you have destroyed so many 'naysayers' .. you are the PRIDE of INDIA !— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 18, 2016
Proud proud!! Our champion does settle for a silver but she is worth many golds! She is our girl! Indiaaaa be proud of ur daughter #PVSindhu— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) August 19, 2016
Take a bow #PVSindhu you amazing underdog legend. Silver medal, Heart of Gold!— Vir Das (@thevirdas) August 19, 2016
What a game, what a champion. Well well well played #PVSindhu.— Rohan (@mojorojo) August 19, 2016
PV Sindhu creates history! Girl power rules. Bravo !— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) August 19, 2016
What a girl 👍👍!! What a game 👍👍!! Truly inspiring...Godbless Sindhu!! N Thank you so much @ganeshpp n all those who sent updates 🙏.— vidya balan (@vidya_balan) August 19, 2016
Great match P V Sindhu! The first #silver for India at Rio! Very proud! Many congratulations.— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) August 19, 2016
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