Sindhu on Thursday created history by becoming the first Indian to advance to the final of the badminton singles event. She will take on world No.1 women’s singles player Carolina Marin of Spain in the Gold medal match today.
Here’s a look at her journey from group matches to the final at the Rio Olympics.
Women’s Singles Group Play Stage – Grp M
SINDU CRUSHES SAROSI
India’s PV Sindhu thrashed Hungarian Laura Sarosi 21-8, 21-9 in straight games in a Group M match of women’s singles badminton at the Rio Olympics here on Thursday.
The world No. 10 took just 27 minutes to wrap up the match against the No. 64.
SINDHU FIGHTS BACK VS MICHELLE
In Group M women’s singles, Sindhu managed to eke out a 19-21, 21-15, 21-17 win over Glasgow Commonwealth Games champion Li Michelle in a gruelling 72-minute match.
SINDHU DOWNS TAI IN PRE-QUARTERS
Sindhu brushed aside Tai Tzu-ying of Chinese Taipei 21-13, 21-15 in the pre-quarters.
SINDHU BEATS YIHAN IN LAST-8 CLASH
Sindhu caused a huge upset, stunning world No.2 Wang Yihan of China in straight games to enter the semi-finals of the women’s singles category at the ongoing Rio Olympics.
Faced with a much higher rated opponent, the 21-year-old from Hyderabad scripted a 22-20, 21-19 victory in 54 minutes over the former World No.1 at the Riocentro Pavilion 4 here on Tuesday.
STUNNING WIN OVER OKUHARA IN SEMIS
Sindhu thumped Nozomi Okuhara of Japan to enter the final of the women’s singles event of badminton competitions, assuring the country at least a Silver medal at the RIo Olympics on Thursday.
World No. 10 Sindhu registered a 21-19, 21-10 triumph in the semi-finals over world No. 6 Okuhara to become the first Indian shuttler to enter the final of the Olympics.