New Delhi: A tremendous work of the wrist, the drop shots and the aggression from the world’s number 1 shuttler Carolina Marin got the better of PV Sindhu, who had to satisfy for a silver medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 losing the game 21-12, 12-21, 15-21 to settle for silver.
It was a scintillating first game—a close match fought between the world no. 1 shuttler and India’s gold medal hope PV Sindhu. Pumped up with the opponent’s unforced errors, Sindhu made a terrific comeback to win the first 21-19.
However, Marin could be seen playing in an all new aggressive level in the second game. Sindhu could never really recover from the pompous attacks from Marin: finally, succumbing to a 21-12 total.
The real struggle for gold, however, was witnessed in the third game where Sindhu went down 21-15.
The 21-year-old Indian shuttler PV Sindhu not only became the youngest woman to win any Olympics medal but also the first woman to win a silver medal for the country.
Written by Mayank Mohanti