Indian badminton player P V Sindhu wins silver in women's singles badminton event at Rio Olympics

Aug 20, 2016 09:04 IST

PV   SindhuBadminton player P V Sindhu on 18 August 2016 won historic silver medal in women’s singles badminton event at Rio Olympics.

With this, Sindhu became the first Indian woman to clinch a silver medal in Olympics. She also 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). Moreover, she became the fifth woman player from India to win a medal in Olympics.

Sindhu lost to Carolina Marín of Spain in the final by a score of 19-21, 21-12, 21-15.

In her quarterfinal match, Sindhu defated World No.2 Wang Yihan by 22-20, 21-19.

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About P V Sindhu

Born 5 July 1995, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an Indian professional badminton player.

She received international attention as she broke into the Top 20 in the Badminton World Federation rankings released on 21 September 2012.

On 10 August 2013, she became the first ever Indian women's singles player to win a medal at the 2013 World Championships.

On 30 March 2015, she received India's fourth highest civilian honour, Padma Shri.

She also became the second Indian female shuttler to win an Olympic medal after Saina Nehwal's Bronze medal at 2012 Summer Olympics at London.

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