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 12:36:50 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

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