Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap laud PV Sindhu’s landmark Olympic silver medal
New delhi: pv sindhu’s landmark silver medal at the 2016 rio olympics – making her the youngest indian to win a medal at the summer games – has been hailed by means of saina nehwal and parupalli kashyap, with the latter singling out the 21-year-old’s mental fortitude as highly sizeable not simply today, but for her future. Sindhu, 10th inside the international scores, lost to spain’s carolina marin, ranked number one, 21-12, 12-21, 15-21 to win silver.
“it is an outstanding achievement for sindhu. Simply to have beaten the world no 2 and no 6 in consecutive matches to attain the very last and hence make certain herself a silver is incredible. Sure, she lost to an wonderful participant like carolina marin, the #1 ranked participant and pinnacle seed, however to push her time and again and win the first game is not any small fulfillment and to conquer her could have required sindhu to play out of her skin,” kashyap – who four years ago in london reached the quarterfinals wherein he lost to the top seed lee chong wei – informed toi sports activities shortly after an epic very last.
Saina, speaking from her home in hyderabad, added: “it is been a top notch event for her. Congratulations to sindhu and gopi sir [coach P Gopichand]. Marin performed high-quality below strain, it is not clean to be no 1 and win like that.”
Following the surprise exit of saina, a former international no 1, to the 61st ranked maria ulitina of ukraine 21-18, 21-19 in her 2nd suit in rio, it had fallen upon sindhu and srikanth to hold the hopes of indian badminton at the olympics.
Sindhu, in her first olympics, entered the pre-quarters with a grueling seventy two-minute win over canada’s michelle li 21-19, 21-15, putting in place a completely hard healthy in opposition to the london olympics silver medalist yihan wang of china. Ultimately, she beat yihan – seven years older than her – 22-20, 21-19 to become the second indian after saina to reach the final 4 on the olympics. She then beat japan’s nozomi okuhara in straight units 21-19, 21-10 in 51 minutes to grow to be the primary indian in an olympics badminton final.
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