New Delhi, Aug 19: PV 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 here today (Aug 19).
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 here. (Sindhu shines with India's first Olympic silver in badminton)
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). (Who is PV Sindhu?)
Twitterati congratulated Sindhu for finishing as the second best shuttler in the Rio Olympics badminton.
Here's who said what:
I think I'm more heartbroken today than I was a week ago ! Well played @Pvsindhu1 you are an inspiration to me !— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 19, 2016
Hats off to you #PVSindhu .... I have become a great fan of yours ... Congratulations !— Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) August 19, 2016
Gold wud hv been gr8but even in it they do mixing,out of 500gm Gold medal,494gm is silver,but u wud know d price of dat 6 gm best,#PVSindhu— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 19, 2016
An olympic medal is the dream that keeps us athletes going every moment.The emotion of the medal cannot be explained pic.twitter.com/uoQZnFWdH7— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) August 19, 2016