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Twitter congratulates Sindhu for stellar performance at Rio 2016

PV Sindhu created history on Friday by becoming the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at the Olympics, and congratulatory messages on her remarkable achievement flooded social media timelines.

olympics Updated: Aug 19, 2016 21:56 IST
Shashank Kumar
PV Sindhu proved second best in the badminton women’s single against Spain’s Carolina Marin on Friday, but won hearts across the world.
PV Sindhu proved second best in the badminton women’s single against Spain’s Carolina Marin on Friday, but won hearts across the world.(Reuters)

PV Sindhu created history on Friday by becoming the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at the Olympics, and congratulatory messages on her remarkable achievement flooded social media timelines.

In a nail-biting finale of the badminton women’s singles at the Rio 2016, the 21-year-old Hyderabad girl won the first game 21-19, winning five points on the trot. But Spain’s Carolina Marin, a two-time world champion, came back strong in a power-packed second game.

In the deciding game, Sindhu fought hard to erase Marin’s initial lead to trail 11-10 at break, but was unable to maintain momentum thereafter. She narrowly missed the gold, finishing 21-15 in an intensely fought final game.

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

Twitter erupted with joyous praise for the young star: