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In pics: How PV Sindhu went down fighting in a gripping final at Rio Games

Shuttler PV Sindhu took on Spain’s Carolina Marin in the gold medal match of the women’s singles event at the Rio Olympics on Friday

olympics 2016 Updated: Aug 20, 2016 01:47 IST
PV Sindhu wears her silver medal during the medal ceremony for women's badminton singles at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
PV Sindhu wears her silver medal during the medal ceremony for women's badminton singles at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.(AP Photo)

Shuttler PV Sindhu went down fighting against Spain’s Carolina Marin in the gold medal match of the women’s singles event at the Rio Olympics on Friday.

Despite the result, India’s first silver medal from an Olympic badminton final is assured.

Read | Rio 2016: Sindhu becomes first Indian woman to win Olympic silver

While Sindhu clinched the first game, Marin claimed the second with a comfortable margin as the match stretched to a decider. The Spanish No 1 won the third game 21-15.

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Here’s how the gripping final played out:

Silver medallist PV Sindhu poses with her medal after losing the final to Carolina Marin of Spain. (Reuters Photo)
Sindhu lies on the court during her match against Carolina Marin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Reuters Photo)
Carolina Marin talks to PV Sindhu after winning their women’s singles badminton match. (Reuters Photo)
Sindhu goes on her knees to return a shot to Carolina Marin during their women’s singles final, in Rio de Janeiro. (Reuters Photo)
Carolina Marin reacts during her match against Sindhu. (Reuters Photo)
Women’s singles badminton match is underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Reuters Photo)
Marin celebrates with her coach Fernando Rivas after winning the match against PV Sindhu. (Reuters Photo)
Indian supporters of Pusarla Sindhu watch a live telecast of the final of women's singles badminton match in Hyderabad. (AP Photo)
Spanish fans cheer for Carolina Marin in Rio de Janeiro. (Reuters Photo)
PV Sindhu plays against Spaniard Carolina Marin in Rio de Janeiro. (Reuters Photo)
Carolina Marin of Spain reacts during her match against PV Sindhu. (Reuters Photo)
Sand artist Manas Sahoo creates a sand sculpture with message to congratulate Indian sportswomen participating in Rio Olympics, in Puri. (PTI Photo)
Marin plays PV Sindhu during the women’s singles final in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Reuters Photo)
Sindhu reacts after winning a point against Marin in women's singles final at the 2016 Summer Olympics. (PTI Photo)
Sindhu plays against Carolina Marin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Reuters Photo)
Carolina Marin celebrates during her match against PV Sindhu. (Reuters Photo)
Sindhu readies to receive a serve from Carolina Marin. (Reuters Photo)

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