Spain’s Carolina Marin shrieked her way to a historic Olympic badminton gold on Friday as she beat India’s PV Sindhu in three games to become the first non-Asian women’s singles champion.
World champion Marin won 19-21, 21-12, 21-15 to break an Asian hegemony dating back to badminton’s advent as an Olympic sport in 1992, while Sindhu became the first Indian woman ever to win a Games silver medal.
Sindhu’s feat was applauded by one and all on Twitter.
Hats off to you #PVSindhu .... I have become a great fan of yours ... Congratulations !— Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) August 19, 2016
While Sindhu was gracious in defeat and hugged her opponent after the defeat, a number of social media citizens made fun of the World No. 1 for her signature grunting (We have left out some of the meaner tweets)
Somewhere in the world...is a parent with a recording device...recording marina's scream...for when their kid doesn't do their homework.— Vir Das (@thevirdas) August 19, 2016
Baby Caroline:— The Indian Idiot (@charansh) August 19, 2016
Mom: Beta khana. Muh kholo
*Mom drops shuttle on the floor*
*Mom puts food in her mouth*
"Name ?"— Roasted Papad (@RoastedPapad) August 19, 2016
"Carolina Marin Aaaaaahhh" #Rio2016
Marin is the same person who types everything with capslock on.— Anoushka (@RediliciousMe) August 19, 2016
Put your television on mute, you will hear Marin from your window #badminton— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) August 19, 2016
I swear to god I've met pressure cookers quieter than Marin— Rohan (@mojorojo) August 19, 2016
Don’t we all have that one friend that goes berserk while watching a horror movie
Last time I saw someone screaming so much I was watching The Conjuring 2— The Indian Idiot (@charansh) August 19, 2016
I bet Marin's friends don't go watch scary films with her🙉— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) August 19, 2016
Marin auditioning for lead role in Scream 5— Nalini. (@facepalm92) August 19, 2016
Some people decide to invoke the laughter king Navjot Singh Sidhu
This Spanish player is so loud. It seems the match is being played amongst Sindhu and Siddhu.— Sagar (@sagarcasm) August 19, 2016
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