PV Sindhu beats Nozomi, assures silver, targets gold in final
Rio de Janeiro: Securing a silver medal for her country, Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Thursday reached the finals of women singles event of Badminton after thumping Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara at the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro of Brazil.
In the crucial semi-final game, Sindhu scripted a 21-19, 21-10 victory against dangerous Nozomi.
If Sindhu wins the finals, she will clinch gold and if she loses, ace-shuttler will bring silver medal for the nation.
Now, she will take on Carolina Marin of Spain in the finals.
Spain’s star shuttler has entered the finals beating Li Xuerui of China by 21-14, 21-16.
Earlier, Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik had inaugurated the medal tally for India winning bronze in the women’s 58 kg freestyle.
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