In the opening game, Sindhu came back from behind to go 1-0 up against Marin. The Indian shuttler was 6-11 behind at the interval and continued to trail before she took control when the scoreline was 16-19, not in her favour. Marin had some mishits and errors in the phase which allowed Sindhu to pocket the opening game 21-19, winning five points on the trot in the process.
Highlight of the opening game was the 39-shot rally between the two. It stretched both players and Sindhu won the point when
The momentum and confidence was on Sindhu’s side but Marin showed why she is the world champion when she outplayed her opponent in the second set. The Spanish girl opened up a five-point lead early in the contest when she led Sindhu 6-1. The world champion was quickly off the blocks and she led Sindhu 11-2 at the break.
Saw d finals on tv with my mom and told her I hv a picture with Sindhu . Proud . pic.twitter.com/Ka9JHvnsjT
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 19 August 2016
— Kapil Dev (@therealkapildev) 19 August 2016
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) 19 August 2016
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) 19 August 2016
Proud proud!! Our champion does settle for a silver but she is worth many golds! She is our girl! Indiaaaa be proud of ur daughter #PVSindhu
— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) 19 August 2016
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) 19 August 2016
Congratulations #PVSindhu .What a splendid match you played! Exemplary!
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) 19 August 2016
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) 19 August 2016
— Chitrangda Singh (@IChitrangda) 19 August 2016
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) 19 August 2016
Hear a nation roar for you tonite #PVSindhu !! God bless
— Lara Dutta Bhupathi (@LaraDutta) 19 August 2016
— Mohammad Kaif (@KaifSays) 19 August 2016
What a great day for Indian sport. Young girls and boys everywhere have a new idol. And this one is just getting started. Salute #PVSindhu
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) 19 August 2016
— GAGAN NARANG (@gaGunNarang) 19 August 2016
— Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) 19 August 2016
— Viswanathan Anand (@vishy64theking) 19 August 2016
— Leander Paes (@Leander) 19 August 2016
Hats off to you #PVSindhu …. I have become a great fan of yours … Congratulations !
A historic moment – #PVSindhu wins India’s 1st ever Olympic Silver in Badminton. Applauding her hard work, determination & perseverance!
— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) 19 August 2016
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) 19 August 2016
Tom morn a girl somewhere in India wl hold her racket with more aggression,stand taller,scream a little louder & smash it Thankyou #PVSindhu
— Anjana Om Kashyap (@anjanaomkashyap) 19 August 2016
#PVSindhu Congratulations and Big thanks for making us proud Sister 🙏😊👍