PV Sindhu wins silver at Rio Olympics: Twitter hails her historic accomplishment

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New Delhi, Aug 19: PV Sindhu's gallant attempt to win a coveted gold medal for India ended in heart-break in when she went down fighting against Spain's Carolina Marin and settled for a silver in the women's singles badminton competition of the Rio Olympics here today (Aug 19).

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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 here. (Sindhu shines with India's first Olympic silver in badminton)

India's Pusarla V Sindhu kisses her silver medal after her match with Spain's Carolina Marin in women's Singles final at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil

Sindhu thus became the fourth Indian to win a silver at the Olympics after shooters Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (2004, Athens) and Vijay Kumar (2012, London) and wrestler Sushil Kumar (2012, London). (Who is PV Sindhu?)

Twitterati congratulated Sindhu for finishing as the second best shuttler in the Rio Olympics badminton.

Here's who said what:

OneIndia News

Story first published: Friday, August 19, 2016, 22:02 [IST]
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