Go for Gold: PV Sindhu into finals after her triumph over world no 6 Nozomi Okuhara at Rio Olympics

PV Sindhu defeated Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the women's semifinal badminton to assure India at least a silver medal at Rio Olympics. She will play her final against Carolina Marin of Spain on Friday.

FP Sports August 19, 2016 12:32:01 IST
Go for Gold: PV Sindhu into finals after her triumph over world no 6 Nozomi Okuhara at Rio Olympics
Go for Gold PV Sindhu into finals after her triumph over world no 6 Nozomi Okuhara at Rio Olympics

Sindhu notched up a sensational 21-19, 21-10 victory over the All England Champion from Japan in a pulsating semi-final that lasted 49 minutes to assure India of atleast a silver medal at Rio Olympics. AP

Go for Gold PV Sindhu into finals after her triumph over world no 6 Nozomi Okuhara at Rio Olympics

India's PV Sindhu shakes hands with Japan's Nozomi Okuhara over the net after winning. AP

Go for Gold PV Sindhu into finals after her triumph over world no 6 Nozomi Okuhara at Rio Olympics

India's Sindhu Pusarla celebrates her win with national coach Pulella Gopichand. AP

Go for Gold PV Sindhu into finals after her triumph over world no 6 Nozomi Okuhara at Rio Olympics

PV Sindhu of India celebrates a point as Nozomi Okuhara of Japan lies on the court after falling during play. Reuters

Go for Gold PV Sindhu into finals after her triumph over world no 6 Nozomi Okuhara at Rio Olympics

Japan's Nozomi Okuhara reacts against India's PV Sindhu during their women's singles semi-final badminton match. AFP

Go for Gold PV Sindhu into finals after her triumph over world no 6 Nozomi Okuhara at Rio Olympics

India's PV Sindhu waves after winning women's singles semifinal badminton match against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara. She will next take on two-time World Champion and top seed Carolina Marin of Spain in the final on Friday.AP

Updated Date:

also read

Delhi HC hopeful of IOA increasing CWG quota to accommodate Tejaswin Shankar and other athletes
Sports

Delhi HC hopeful of IOA increasing CWG quota to accommodate Tejaswin Shankar and other athletes

Delhi High Court urged IOA to accommodate Tejaswin Shankar and four other athletes in the 2022 Commonwealth Games squad

Organisers close books on costly, pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics
Sports

Organisers close books on costly, pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics

A University of Oxford study in 2020 said Tokyo was the most expensive Olympics on record.

Delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics cost double original estimate at 1.42 trillion yen
Sports

Delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics cost double original estimate at 1.42 trillion yen

The Games cost twice the 734 billion yen that the Tokyo Games organisers had predicted in their bid to the International Olympic Committee in 2013.