Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu in action

Rio Olympics 2016: P V Sindhu in action against Nozomi Okuhara in semi-final clash

Indian shuttler P V Sindhu played immensely well against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the semi-final match. She won in straight sets and in the second set it was easy win for Sindhu. She assures silver medal for India at Rio Olympics. Now she will be up against World No.1 Carolina Marin in the women's singles final.

Rio Olympics 2016: P V Sindhu in action against Nozomi Okuhara in semi-final clash

In the opening game which lasted 29 minutes, Sindhu opened up a 4-1 lead early on and rode on Okuhara's unforced errors to extend the advantage to 8-4. The Indian engaged her rival in long rallies and tried to vary the pace and finish them with well-executed drops.

Rio Olympics 2016: P V Sindhu in action against Nozomi Okuhara in semi-final clash

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.The World No. 10 from Hyderabad will next take on two-time World Champion and top seed Carolina Marin of Spain in the summit clash on Friday.

Rio Olympics 2016: P V Sindhu in action against Nozomi Okuhara in semi-final clash

The immensely talented Hyderabadi girl has done a notch better than her illustrious senior Saina Nehwal, who got country’s its first medal from badminton—a bronze in London 2012. Sindhu had a 1-3 head-to-head record against Okuhara but all that went for a toss as the Indian came out with a well-thought strategy as she engaged the Japanese in long-rallies with her angled returns and deft drops.

Rio Olympics 2016: P V Sindhu in action against Nozomi Okuhara in semi-final clash

In the opening game which lasted 29 minutes, Sindhu opened up a 4-1 lead early on and rode on Okuhara’s unforced errors to extend the advantage to 8-4. The Indian engaged her rival in long rallies and tried to vary the pace and finish them with well-executed drops.

Rio Olympics 2016: P V Sindhu in action against Nozomi Okuhara in semi-final clash

Sindhu came out all cylinders blazing after the change ofsides and reeled off 11 straight points with the help of her array of strokes, which included some brilliant backhand flick and drops, to completely demolish the third seeded Japanese.