Indian Shuttler PV Sindhu shines at Rio Olympics, wins a Silver medal in Badminton

Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu's Journey to Silver

PV Sindhu’s match against Spain’s Carolina Marin at badminton women’s singles finals in Rio Olympics will go down in history as one of the most pulsating matches played ever. P V Sindhu became the first woman to win an Olympic medal other than bronze in badminton singles event.  Though she had to settle for a silver, it was nothing less than a gold in the hearts of Indians. Let us take a look at Sindhu's path-breaking journey in the women's singles event:

Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu's Journey to Silver

Preliminaries, Group M: PV Sindhu thrashed Hungarian Laura Sarosi 21-8, 21-9 in straight games in a Group M match of women's singles badminton in preliminaries. 

Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu's Journey to Silver

Preliminaries, Group M: Sindhu, two-time World Championship bronze medallist, held off a strong challenge from Canadian Michelle another group M match.

Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu's Journey to Silver

Quarter Finals: 21-year-old Sindhu caused a huge upset in the quarter finals, stunning World No 2 Wang Yihan of China in straight games to enter the semi-finals of the women's singles category by 22-20, 21-19.

Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu's Journey to Silver

Semi-final: PV Sindhu registered a 21-19, 21-10 triumph in the semi-finals over world No 6 Okuhara to become the first Indian shuttler to enter the final of the Olympics.

Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu's Journey to Silver

Final: The final game was a see-saw battle between the two, with Marin leading by just a point at the half-way mark. The Spaniard however, shifted the balance of the game to her side by winning four consecutive points, eventually clinching the match 19-21, 21-12, 21-15.