PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin, badminton women’s singles final: Match highlights

PV Sindhu made two errors to begin the third game and the Spaniard was up 2-0.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 19, 2016 8:56:55 pm

Badminton - Women's Singles - Gold Medal Match

Both PV Sindh and Carolina Marin started off the game in full force with one point apiece. The Spaniard then took the lead by 4-2 and then stretched up to 11-6 at the interval but the Indian shuttler wasn’t ready to give up. PV Sindhu bounced back to make a superb comeback and reduce the lead to 13-15.

Sindhu then showed some more character and was clinical in the initial game. She kept the concentration and kept on decreasing the lead to first make it 15-16 and then grab a lead herself.

She first the equaled the scoring at 19-19 and then took a lead of one point to make it 20-19 and then eventually end the clash at 21-19 to lead 1-0.

Marin too came up with what could have been the most brutal game of her in the second match.  Marin was quick at the net to predict where the reply would come and she was 10-2 up at a certain point.

Marin with an angled shot took the second game 21-12 to take it into the decider.

PV Sindhu made two errors to begin the third game and the Spaniard was up 2-0.

Marin sent the angled shot just wide and she knew that was a chance to lead 6-2. PV Sindhu tried to stick in as she kept on decreasing the gap between the points.

Marin with an error and PV Sindhu clenched her fist as it stood 12-15 now in the final game.

But Marin increased the lead by 6 points as Sindhu misjudged one to make the scoring 20-14

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