Twitter applauds PV Sindhu as the Indian shuttler enters finals at Rio

  • Sayan Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 19, 2016 08:48 IST
PV Sindhu of India clasps hands with Nozomi of Japan over the net after winning their match. (Reuters)

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.

READ: My target is gold: PV Sindhu assures India of 2nd Olympic badminton medal

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.

Last but not the least, a message from India’s only Olympic gold medallist:

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