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Rio Olympics 2016: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu wins silver medal
In the finals of the women's badminton singles two-time world champion Spain's Carolina Marin beat India's PV Sindhu in three games match at Rio Olympics. India had to reconcile with a silver medal. However, every one appreciated the way Sindhu played with grit. This is India's second medal at Rio after wrestler Sakshi Malik's bronze.

Sindhu won a well contested thrilling first game against Marin 21-19 raising hopes in the chase of gold medal. But, the World No.1 Marin bounced back and won the next two games 21-12, 21-15.

On 18 August, Sindhu became the first Indian woman to reach badminton finals in Olympic Games after a convincing triumph over Nozomi Okuhara of Japan, World No. 2, in the semi-finals. With a Silver medal in her kitty at Rio Olympics, Sindhu has also become the first Indian woman to win a silver medal and the youngest Indian to win an Olympic medal.

The Badminton Association of India has announced awards of Rs. 50 lakh for Sindhu and Rs. 10 lakh for her coach Pullela Gopichand.

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated the Indian shuttler for her remarkable achievement and called it a proud moment for India.  





Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also congratulated P V Sindhu on winning Silver at Rio Olympics.  



The 21-year-old Sindhu has joined shooters Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Vijay Kumar, and wrestler Sushil Kumar, as India's only individual Olympic silver medallists.

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