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Akshay Kumar shares his badminton moment with PV Sindhu

Preston Stone | 21 August, 2016, 02:46

Sindhu won the white medal after being beaten 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 by World No.1 Carolina Marin of Spain. China swept all five badminton gold medals at the 2012 London Games.

"Imagine India's medals this time comes from two women". And the tall, lithe girl, who got this honour for the nation, is still trying her best to come to terms with her achievement, which can only be described as mammoth. RajiniKanth, Mahesh, Ram charan, Jr NTR, Salman Khan expressed their happiness by praising PV Sindhu for her victory in Olympics this year.

Friday's badminton final was tough. In the end experience trumped the hearty effort and Sindhu lost the hard fought battle 15-21. Sindhu, who comes from a family of volleyball players, began playing badminton at the age of eight after discovering the sport by chance.

Two-time world champion Carolina Marin entered the court with just one aim in mind - attack. True Sindhu had a brilliant patch when she was 16-19 down in the first set.

The 33-year-old journalist blew kisses to the crowd as he walked the final kilometer of the grueling test of endurance before completing the course in three hours 40.58 minutes to win his first medal at his fourth Games. With a superbly hit diagonal drop shot, Marin nosed ahead for 11-6. "I think there can not be a bigger motivation than that".

Sindhu also lauded Sakshi Malik, who opened the India's medals tally with a bronze at the Rio Games and became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a medal in Olympics. The Chinese pair clinched the third and final game 23-21 in a dramatic finish. But Marin dominated the second set, winning it 21-12 before winning the final set in a thrilling fashion. She took a lead of four points, and that lead went on. And the world number one clinched the gold on her second match point.

Earlier in the day, Nozomi Okuhara won the bronze medal after her opponent, the 2012 champion Li Xuerui, withdrew from the match after sustaining a serious knee injury. Sindhu was a teenager then, watching the Games on television.

With her astounding performance at 2016 Rio Olympics, PV Sindhu is ruling the hearts of a billion Indians.

"I'm a little Spaniard that broke the Asian world". I made simple errors and she won the match.

Sports minister T. Padma Rao met Sindhu in Rio and congratulated her on her historic feat. Under the guidance of former All-England badminton champion Pullela Gopichand, Sindhu has come a long way.

Gopi spotted talent in Sindhu when she started training at the academy at the age of 10.


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