Published On: Fri, Aug 19th, 2016

Sindhu Brings Silver Lining To Indian Olympic Campaign

Bold Shots of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu couldn’t ensure a historic medal Gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for the country, but she lends a silver lining to the Olympic campaign.

The 21-year-old now joins wrestler Sushil Kumar and shooters Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore as well as Vijay Kumar to win Silver medal at Olympic Games for India.

She tried hard in the final but failed to match Marin in women’s singles on Friday and settled with silver, the second medal for India at Rio.

Sindhu Brings Silver Lining To Indian Olympic Campaign

Marin played a solid game and she was highly fluent with her strokes. She played well throughout the match with composed personality to attack with renewed vigour.

The Indian shuttler struggled with her strokes as well as judgement and looked like she lacked experience on the big stage. Yet, she had done well to jump a step up than the former Indian female badminton player Saina Nehwal, who had won a bronze in the 2012 London Olympic Games.

She has won two medals in the World Championships too, but always stayed in the shadow in India as all the attention was grabbed by Saina Nehwal.

However, Sindhu played fantastic at Rio, defeating some of the best players in the world.

Meanwhile, after the win the Badminton Association of India has announced a hefty sum of Rs 50 lakh for the young player and also Rs 10 lakh for her coach Gopi Chand.

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Updated Medal Count (19th August)



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