Continuing her brilliant form, Indian shuttler PV Sindhu stunned All England Open champion Nozomi Okuhara in the semifinal to storm into the finals of women’s singles. The 21-year old created history by becoming the first Indian woman to qualify for the badminton finals in Olympics. The girl from Hyderabad started the match in brilliant fashion by winning the first set by 21-19. The second set was a much closer one with either of the shuttlers failing to take a clear lead with Sindhu leading 11-10 at the halfway mark. But the Indian took 11 straight points to bag the match.
Let us see how the Twitterati reacted to the incredible win:
— N Murali Krishna (@YoYoNmk) August 18, 2016
Another girl does us proud. Sensational from #PVSindhu.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 18, 2016
Wow #PVSindhu …. Amazing… Magical
— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP) August 18, 2016
A cricket obsessed country watching Badminton with finger crossed. This itself victory. #PVSindhu
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@IISirJadejaII) August 18, 2016
— Paresh Rawal (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) August 18, 2016
Wow the fierceness behind that point that won the match….hear her roar! On to the finals! #PVSindhu
— Advaita Kala (@AdvaitaKala) August 18, 2016
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) August 18, 2016
Great news for Indian Badminton and India #PVSindhu in the finals… The entire nation is rooting… Brilliant stuff.. Hopes again
— Kartik Murali (@kartikmurali) August 18, 2016
Within hours two of India's daughters have assured India of Olympic medals..power, courage , pride..India's girls are fighting #PVSindhu
— Mayanti Langer Binny (@MayantiLanger_B) August 18, 2016
so again Billion watched but this time it was not Cricket … 🙂 #PVSindhu
— Dhananjay Kumar (@debug_mode) August 18, 2016
What a match…😍 what a player…#PVSindhu ….so proud of you…..😍😍😍👏👏👏👏
— Umesh Kamat (@kamat_umesh) August 18, 2016
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) August 18, 2016
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) August 18, 2016
11 straight points in that second game for #PVSindhu – watch out Carolina Marin she is coming for you!
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) August 18, 2016
The best part of #PVSindhu today was her aggression at 10-10 in second set. Went for kill instead of defending. Future world number 1 here.
— Anuj Singhal (@_anujsinghal) August 18, 2016
#PVSindhu played superbly today that Rabindranath Tagore already included her name in our National Anthem years ago.
— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) August 18, 2016
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) August 18, 2016
#PVSindhu was in a zone of her own in the semifinals. Destroyed a higher ranked opponent! In this mood she can do anything and beat anyone!
— Vikram Chandra (@vikramchandra) August 18, 2016
Dear #PVsindhu, Today is Raksha bandhan and I promise I will protect you regardless you win gold or not. You've already made India proud
— Deval Saryam (@DevalSaryam) August 18, 2016
— ₹avinder $!ngh N£g! (@Being_Stranger) August 18, 2016
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 18, 2016
T 2352 – #PVSindhu .. aap "khaali haath" nahein, medal leke wapas aa rahein hain .. aur hum aapke saath 'selfie' nikalne chahate hain !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 18, 2016
Hi Page3 celebrity! Just for your information, #PVSindhu will be on 1st Page tomorrow. 🇮🇳
— Maithun Chakraborty (@Being_Humor) August 18, 2016
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 18, 2016
What a player !! @Pvsindhu1 I'm waiting for you to join me in the club. You have no idea how lonely it's been !!!
— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 18, 2016