PV Sindhu after winning her semi-finals
PV Sindhu sent Indian fans into a frenzy by blasting through Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara to reach the gold medal decider for the women’s singles at the Olympic badminton on Thursday (August 18).
With a huge contingent of home fans roaring “Go India, go!” at the Riocentro, the 21-year-old Hyderabadi gradually wore down sixth-ranked Okuhara before charging to an emphatic 21-19 21-10 victory.
Sindhu will meet Spanish top seed Carolina Marin, who hammered Li Xuerui 21-14 21-16 in the earlier semi-final.
The Indian has secured her country its second badminton medal after Saina Nehwal took bronze in the same event at London.