India’s young badminton star PV Sindhu ensured second Rio Olympic medal for India. In the semifinal against Nozomi Okuhara, the lanky Sindhu used her height well and “jump and smash” to outdone her opponent who clearly had no answer to Sindhu’s aggressive brand of play.
Now, Sindhu today at 7.30 pm (IST) will meet World No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain in the final to end India’s illusion for a gold medal for the last 13 days.
Sindhu’s semifinal victory came in the wake of wrestler Sakshi Malik’s bronze medal haul.
During Sindhu’s match against Okuhara, coach Pullela Gopichand instructed her to “jump and smash, jump and toss”. Now, Sindhu on her day of final is trending on the top chart on twitter.
Her fans are wishing all the best for the final.
Here are the pre-match twitter reactions:
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
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 19, 2016
— Esha Gupta (@eshagupta2811) August 19, 2016
— Sakshi Malik (@SakshiMalik) 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
— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) August 18, 2016
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) August 19, 2016
— Dr. Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) August 19, 2016
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) August 19, 2016