PV Sindhu already created a record of being a first Indian woman to enter into the badminton final in Olympic event. Now, she became the first Indian female player to win silver medal in the Olympic.
She won the bronze medal twice in the World Championship. Sindhu fought hard against world no.1 player Carolina Marin in the final.The first set saw PV Sindhu came from behind at 6-11 to seal the set 21-19.
And Carolina Marin went on to win clinch the 2nd set by 21-12. In the 3rd set, Marin won by 21-15. After Marin winning the final, PV Sindhu was the first to congratulate her.
Twitter reaction after PV Sindhu Silver Medal in Rio Olympics 2016:
Hearty congratulations #PVSindhu, well played, all the best for the finals #PresidentMukherjee
— President Mukherjee (@POI13) August 18, 2016
Well played India's youngest individual @Olympics medal winner @Pvsindhu1. You have won our hearts with the splendid performance. #Rio2016
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 19, 2016
Superb performance @PvSindhu1. You make India proud! Best of luck for the finals. #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/kXwqodB3K7
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 18, 2016
Gold wud hv been gr8but even in it they do mixing,out of 500gm Gold medal,494gm is silver,but u wud know d price of dat 6 gm best,#PVSindhu
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 19, 2016
T 2352 – Never ever underestimate power of female gender ! #PVSindhu you have destroyed so many 'naysayers' .. you are the PRIDE of INDIA !
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 18, 2016
Mubarakqaa @Pvsindhu1 silver medal Jeetne ke liye,aapne India ki shobha bada Di #Rio2016
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 19, 2016
This was definitely a classic match ! Proud of PV Sindhu
— Gurkeerat Mann (@gurkeeratmann22) August 19, 2016
Sakshi….Sindhu…. Dono ko Salaam! pic.twitter.com/RFhfUkUpsS
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 18, 2016
LET'S NAME A STORM AFTER #Sindhu. #PVSindhu means GLORY. This silver is worth a 1000 golds. Whole India is proud of you @Pvsindhu1 #Rio2016
— Kapil Dev (@therealkapildev) August 19, 2016
Bad luck..no problem..I m sure this performance at #RioOlympics will inspire lot of people to take up sport.we r very proud of u #PVSindhu
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) August 19, 2016
Hard luck #Sindhu . Nevertheless, still a champion. Proud of you
— Unmukt Chand (@UnmuktChand9) August 19, 2016
You inspired a generation of Indian girls and Indian parents! Thank you @Pvsindhu1 #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/Ly5Det4PgF
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 19, 2016
What a game that was, proud of what @Pvsindhu1 achieved.Silver is such a worthy metal.
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) August 19, 2016
Its not always about winning, India is proud of your effort @Pvsindhu1 #comebackstronger #verywellplayed #badminton #Rio2016
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) August 19, 2016