India’s P.V. Sindhu thumped Nozomi Okuhara of Japan to enter the final of the women’s singles event of badminton competitions at the Olympic Games here on Thursday, registering a 21-19, 21-10 triumph in the semi-finals.
She will now take on the World number one player Caroline Marin for gold. Even if she loses, she will get a medal.
Vizag-born, Hyderabad-based Sindhu has created history by becoming the first shuttler to enter into the Olympics final.
It was a see-saw battle in the first set and the Japanese world number 6 has given Sindhu a run for her money. But in the second set, Sindhu dominated the net and cashed in on some of the follies of her rival. She smashed the cock many a time and trounced her rival in a splendid manner.
Sindhu will go down into history as the fifth woman player to have won a medal at Olympics after Karanam Malleswari, Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal and Sakshi Malik.
The entire nation celebrated Sindhu’s victory with her parents felt ‘proud and happy’. The President, Prime Minister, many ministers, chief ministers of AP and Telangana have congratulated the talented girl for achieving a spectacular win. They expressed desire asking her to comeback with a gold.