Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed P V Sindhu’s victory in the semi-finals of Rio Olympics, saying she had made India proud and wished her best of luck for the finals.
“Superb performance @PvSindhu1. You make India proud! Best of luck for the finals. #Rio2016,” he tweeted.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 18, 2016
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.
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.
After her sensational win, Sindhu said that she would now play her heart out for a Gold medal in the final.
She said, “My target will be to win the gold and I will give my heart out. I feel I really worked hard each and every time. Everybody’s aim is to get a medal at the Olympics, one more match to go. Definitely I feel that I’ve a chance.”