PV Sindhu stormed into the finals of the women's singles badminton event at Rio 2016 Olympics after beating Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 21-10 in the semi-finals to guarantee a silver or gold medal for India.
Twitter erupted in jubilation as Sindhu used her aggression to shut the Japanese shuttler down and chart her way to a historic final. She becomes India's first badminton player in the finals of an Olympic event and has also made history by being a part of a non-Chinese women's singles final in Olympics badminton, a first since 1996.
Here's a look at some of the most popular tweets after Sindhu's spectacular victory:
T 2352 - YEEEAAAAHHHHHH !! COME ON INDIA .. PV Sindhu in FINALS of Womens Badminbton at #Rio2016 .. another women from India ! HISTORIC
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 18, 2016
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) August 18, 2016
Bhaiyo es chori ne bhe lath gaad diya proud of #PVSindhu and wish u all the best for finale hope u come up wth gold
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) August 18, 2016
— richa anirudh (@richaanirudh) August 18, 2016
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) August 18, 2016
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 18, 2016
— GAGAN NARANG (@gaGunNarang) August 18, 2016
— Kapil Dev (@therealkapildev) August 18, 2016
Gopichand, you legend. Pioneer as a player and now as coach. Can't remember any Indian sportsperson such an impact as player and coach
— Mihir Vasavda (@mihirsv) August 18, 2016
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
— Digvijay Singh Deo (@DiggySinghDeo) August 18, 2016
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 18, 2016
Aiyo. Couldn't think of golden girl, could you? Someone take her twitter account down, please? https://t.co/USbYqk4rfq
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) August 18, 2016
P Gopichand is the Dronacharya of Indian sport. #PVSindhu
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) August 18, 2016
Sindhu is now set to face World No 1 Carolina Marin of Spain in the final. A win would make her the first Indian woman to win an individual gold medal. But in case she doesn't, a silver medal is at least guaranteed for India. The final is set to take place on Friday at 7:30 PM IST.
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Updated Date: Aug 18, 2016 22:38:11 IST