Ecstatic but unruffled by burden of expectations after storming into the Olympic finals, Super Sindhu on Thursday said she was in fact looking forward to end ace shooter Abhinav Bindra’s reign as the country’s sole individual Olympic gold-medallist.
The two-time World Championship bronze-medallist, PV Sindhu, 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.
Her performance meant that she has now left even Saina Nehwal behind as far as Olympics performance is concerned. Nehwal’s best performance in Olympic Games was a bronze win in London four years ago. Sindhu has now guaranteed herself a silver and may even win Gold on Friday.
These five photos show just how focussed this gutsy badminton player was during her semi-final match. Sindhu has already promised to play her heart out for the Gold in the finals and no one has an iota of doubt about her resolve.