India’s female badminton player PV Sindhu, the first Indian badminton player has been the top searched athlete during the Rio Olympics 2016. “Following her sensational move against world number 6 Nozomi Okuhara in the semi-finals of the women’s badminton singles, PV Sindhu was the top searched Indian athlete, followed by debut medallist Sakshi Malik,” Google said.
PV Sindhu has been in brilliant form in the entire tournament losing only 1 game against Mitchell Li. Apart from that she has beaten top ranked players in the world. She will face Carilona Marin in the finals today. If she wins today, PV Sindhu will join Abhinav Bindra to win an indidvual gold medal at the grandest stage of the world.
Other top Indian searched during the Olympics have been Dipika Karmkar. She finished 4th in vault event and nearly missed a bronze medal.
“India is currently ranked 11th in the global trends in terms of searches for the ‘Olympics’ over the last seven days,” the statement said.
According to research, the Indians have shown interest in badminton and wrestling. Sakshi Malik has won bronze medal, the first Indian female athlete to win a medal at the Olympics.
PV Sindhu will be hoping to convert silver into gold. Saina Mirza, Vinesh Phogat, Vikas Krishnan, Lalita Babbar are the other athletes to be searched in Google.