PV Sindhu, your accomplishment at Rio 2016 Olympics is historic: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates shuttler P V Sindhu for winning India's first badminton silver medal.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 23, 2016 5:09 pm
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PV Sindhu scripts history as she wins India’s first ever Olympic silver medal on Friday after going down to Carolina Marin of Spain. After producing a spirited fight-back to clinch the first game, 21-year old shuttler failed to continue the momentum and went on to lose the next two games against the world no. 1 in the women’s singles event.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated P V Sindhu for winning the Silver medal in Rio Olympics, saying her accomplishment is historic and will be remembered for years.

Modi praised the silver medallist for fighting it well in the women’s singles badminton final in which she lost to Spain’s Carolina Marin.

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“Congrats for the Silver @Pvsindhu1. Very well fought. Your accomplishment at #Rio2016 is historic & will be remembered for years,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

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.

Sindhu, the two-time World championship bronze medallist, became the first Indian woman player to clinch a Silver in the Olympics and fifth woman player from India to win a medal in Olympics.

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    AIyer
    Aug 19, 2016 at 8:16 pm
    Congrats Sindhu!
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      Kanaiya
      Aug 19, 2016 at 11:26 pm
      Next time only GOMUTRA drinking Brahmins should be sent to Olympics. They will make every opponent run away with their stinky mouth.
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        Vinod
        Aug 19, 2016 at 11:24 pm
        For next 32 years indics will be cherishing the silver medal.
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          c
          Aug 19, 2016 at 10:08 pm
          C p Chandra das from Memphis , USAlt;br/gt;To lt;br/gt; Sindhu.lt;br/gt; The w nation is proud on your achievementlt;br/gt; The GOPIchand academy has trained you welllt;br/gt; You did catapult to the world, our country's imagelt;br/gt; In your fight against world no1, you performed welllt;br/gt; You gave your heart and soul, and revealed your mightlt;br/gt; In the next olympics, you are destined to be world no 1lt;br/gt; You are now our super star, the nation is proud of you.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; At this young age, it is a Himalayan achievement.lt;br/gt; In the next olymics. You are going to be world no1
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            Citizen
            Aug 19, 2016 at 9:19 pm
            PM should declare national holiday on this achievement.
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              KD
              Aug 19, 2016 at 8:01 pm
              Feku, what about the geographic and demographic achievement of India being in the last place of the table showing medals per capita? I believe good days are really here. Thank you.
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                Samir N
                Aug 19, 2016 at 7:01 pm
                The choice the word "crumbled under relentless pressure" shows poor writing and disregard to the high level of performance PV Sindhu exhibited throughout the match and the Rio Olympics. In the finals match, the first set was a close one and she won the second set convincingly, so no crumbling there as most people would say. You could have used "went down fighting" or better. Please edit this article and fix that as a sign of respect to her and all Olympians from India.
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                  Syed Abdulhaq
                  Aug 19, 2016 at 10:26 pm
                  Unbelievable. A country with a potion of 130 thousand million ( 1.3 Billion ) wins a fuc*king siver medal in 2016 Olympics and the w country erupts with applause and joy ! China so far has won 22 GOLD medals ( and total 65 medals ) and has a smaller potion. USA with one fourth potion of India has 37 gold and total 103 medals. Shameful for India.
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