Indian shuttler PV Sindhu cruised into the final of the women’s singles event of badminton at the Rio Olympics after defeating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-19, 21-10 on Thursday.
Thanks to her dominant victory, Sindhu has confirmed India of its second ever badminton medal after Saina Nehwal took bronze in the same event in London in 2012.
Sindhu will now meet Spanish top seed Carolina Marin, who hammered Li Xuerui 21-14 21-16 in the early semi-final.
Twitter was quick to applaud the 21-year-old on her brilliant achievement. Here are some of the tweets.
This may be an over reaction but I vote #PVSindhu to be PM of India.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) August 18, 2016
Or, at minimum to replace Sonia Gandhi.
1. Tense Gopichand— Kansya Ki Chidiya (@sidin) August 18, 2016
2. Not tense Gopichand pic.twitter.com/znjJSrTAYx
Another girl does us proud. Sensational from #PVSindhu.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 18, 2016
That last smash by #PVSindhu was so dominating, so gloriously arrogant, it reminded me of Dhoni's World Cup-winning six. Wow!— Bobby Ghosh (@ghoshworld) August 18, 2016
T 2352 - YEEEAAAAHHHHHH !! COME ON INDIA .. PV Sindhu in FINALS of Womens Badminbton at #Rio2016 .. another women from India ! HISTORIC— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 18, 2016
Dude, this #PVSindhu is mad fit.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) August 18, 2016
I've lost 20000 calories just cheering her stamina.
Last but not the least, a message from India’s only Olympic gold medallist:
What a player !! @Pvsindhu1 I'm waiting for you to join me in the club. You have no idea how lonely it's been !!!— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 18, 2016