Sindhu scripted history by becoming the first Indian shuttler to reach the finals of the women's singles competition at the Rio Olympics as she stunned Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in straight games to assure India of atleast a silver medal.

Also her national coach Pullela Gopichand said they will give their best in the gold medal match today. "She has played fantastic. She has played each match from the beginning - against Michelle, Wendy... She has really played well and she has fought hard. Today's win was great.

She is up against a tough player in Carolina Marin tomorrow. We will give our best shot and let's see how it goes," Gopichand stated after Sindhu's victory in the semifinal.

The two-time bronze medallist at World Championship notched up a sensational 21-19 21-10 victory over the All England Champion from Japan in a pulsating semi-final that lasted 49 minutes.
PV Sindhu Creates History To Reach Women's Badminton Final At Rio, Assures Silver Medal For India

PV Sindhu of India plays a shot in second set of the match against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan
The Indian shuttler from Hyderabad, a two-time bronze medalist in world championships, will meet Spain's world no. 1 Carolina Marin who ousted defending champion Li Xuerei of China in the first semi-final with a 21-14, 21-16 victory.
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Sindhu's heart-warming feat came a day after woman grappler Sakshi Malik had won a bronze in the 58 kg class to end the medal drought for India in the Games on the 12th day of competition.

On Wednesday while Sakshi won bronze in the 58 kg, Babita's cousin Vinesh Phogat suffered a ligament tear during her bout in the 48 kg class against a Chinese rival, got stretchered out and also bowed out of the wrestling competition.

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