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Twitter has a field day as Marin grunts her way to glory

olympics Updated: Aug 20, 2016 09:21 IST
Carolina Marin

Spain's Carolina Marin celebrates after defeating PV Sindhu in women's badminton singles gold medal match.(AP Photo)

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.

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)

Don’t we all have that one friend that goes berserk while watching a horror movie

Some people decide to invoke the laughter king Navjot Singh Sidhu

We saved the best for the last

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