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Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu's stunning triumph over Wang Yihan hailed on Twitter


Indian shuttler PV Sindhu caused a huge upset, stunning World No two Wang Yihan of China in straight games to enter the semi-finals of the women's singles at the ongoing Rio Olympics.

Faced with a much higher rated opponent, the 21-year-old from Hyderabad scripted a 22-20, 21-19 victory in 54 minutes over the former World No 1 at the Riocentro Pavilion 4 in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday.

PV Sindhu of India celebrates her win over Yihan Wang of China. Getty

PV Sindhu of India celebrates her win over Yihan Wang of China. Getty

Talking after Tuesday's quarter-final, Sindhu asserted that she is determined to produce a similar effort in the semi-finals and create history by becoming the first Indian shuttler — male or female — to enter the Olympic final.

"Yes, this is one of the most satisfying wins that I have played. I have played Wang Yihan several times and sometimes she plays a different game. This one was one of the best, and I hope it will happen in the next game," she said.

But Sindhu was not the only one satisfied with the victory. Several athletes, supporters and fans took to Twitter to congratulate the 21-year-old's stunning triumph.

Sindhu will face World No 6 Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the last-four stage. Okuhara defeated compatriot Akane Yamaguchi 11-21, 21-17, 21-10 in a hard-fought all-Japan quarter-final clash which dragged on for one hour and eight minutes.

First Published On : Aug 17, 2016 13:28 IST

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