Updated: August 20, 2016 8:21:19 pm
PV Sindhu created history on Friday as she became the first Indian woman to clinch silver at the Olympics. Her performance brought the nation together. Even though she was playing against the World Champion, Calorina Marin of spain, Sindhu pulled off an amazing display of attacking skills against the World No. 1. Sindhu won the first set with a narrow margin but continued her brilliant effort in the other sets. Eventually, the World no. 10, Sindhu, lost 1-19, 12-21, 15-21 in the thrilling Final match against Marin.
The Silver medal comes after Sakshi Malik won the Bronze in wrestling. Sindhu, thus, became the fifth woman in the Indian Olympics history to win a medal. Earlier Saina Nehwal had won Bronze in badminton at the London 2012 Olympics.
The momentous victory brought the whole country together. As she became the first ever Indian to reach the badminton finals at the Olympics, the Nation stayed glued to their TV screens to witness the history unfold before them. Congratulatory messages kept pouring in on the social media. Here are some of the compiled wishes.
# Abdul Basith: “I have been watching badminton since Seoul Olympics in the 80’s. Those days Chinese were the champions and was thinking when will India reach that level. I think we have reached that level now. Great achievement by Sindhu. The nation will remember you always for the great achievement. You have won the hearts.”
# Segar V Gopal said: “Well done Sindhu. U have brought fame to your nation. Credit goes to your coach as well. He has done a marvellous job. Keep your eye on the 2020 Tokyo. Olympics. I believe effort will pay off eventually. My whole family is proud of your achievements. Well done!”
# Nitin B. Dhanwade: “In Indian history whole india seen the badminton match first time. she brings the whole india in front of tv sets. Such incident never happened ever. Congratulations to Sindhu for winning silver medal for India.”
# Nilothpal Bhattacharya: “Interesting match it was Sindhu, we feel very proud. Soon I hope you will be read in all our books, you have set a new benchmark in sports for everyone. Heartiest congratulations to you. Hope you continue to strive for gold in next Olympics.”
# Deepika Garg: “Heartiest congratulations to P.V. Sindhu!!! You are the inspiration of many girls. You did best and made India proud. Congrats to the parents and coaches too.”
# Smita Haral: “You lose or you win .. you are still a star! Silver medal in olympics! Not an easy job! The way you played today’s match was phenomenal! Go girl go! We are proud of you! Love you! Thank you very for for making our india proud sindhu!”
# Radha Roy Chaudhuri: “Heartiest congratulations to you our Golden Girl! You won our hearts for ever! You gave a very tough time to world’s no.1…. Though you were playing for the first time in Olympic and at such a young age… You displayed utmost courage and fought very well. You are a champion ! May you get all the success in life ! God bless you ! We are very very proud of you dear Sindhu!”
# T.t. Krishnan Sindhu: “You fought Marin valiantly in the finals but took your defeat with a smile. You showed how a sport is to be played. That’s why Marin came up to you and embraced you. You would also have learnt from Marin how to counter attack & minimise unforced errors. Congratulations & best wishes.”
# Anish Gowda: “I saw her first in badminton premier league.. She just became better and better.. No words for your achievement. More than the silver medal, u have won our hearts.. Salutations to your game and dedication.. Great job.😊. You have got crores of fans and im just one of them..”
# Vinod R Dubey D: “Very proud! Many Many Congratulations to PV Sindhu for winning Silver Medal in the Rio Olympics 2016…Well Done Sindhu Played Well You Made The Nation Proud We All Are Rejoicing On Your Feat Better Luck Next Time And One More Word In India We Have Tons Of Gold We Need Silver too.”
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