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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 19 August 2016
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.