Rio Olympics 2016: How Twitter celebrated PV Sindhu’s historic semifinal win

Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara to enter the badminton finals at Rio 2016, the feat didn’t go unnoticed, as sportsmen, celebrities and politicians cheered on for her

FP Sports August 19, 2016 14:30:19 IST
Rio Olympics 2016: How Twitter celebrated PV Sindhu’s historic semifinal win

After much skepticism, India’s dreams of another Olympic gold medal were aflame again when badminton player PV Sindhu entered the badminton finals. It was an inspiring triumph when the shuttler defeated World No 6 Nozomi Okuhara in the semifinals, to become the first Indian to reach badminton finals at the Olympics. After Sakshi Malik creating wrestling history for India, Sindhu is on the verge of rewriting Indian Olympic history.

This huge achievement didn’t go unnoticed, as sportsmen, celebrities and politicians alike celebrated it on Twitter. Here are some of the best social media reactions to Sindhu’s win.

Catch P V Sindhu in action at 6.55 pm IST today.

Almost the entire sporting fraternity whole-heartedly congratulated Sindhu.

India's Test captain Virat Kohli even made a special video to cheer Sindhu.

Virender Sehwag was at it again with his witty quips.

Abhinav Bindra was classy as usual

Many other Olympians chipped in to cheer for Sindhu

From cricket veterans to chess troupers, every Indian sportsman joined in

Celebrities also took to Twitter to show their appreciation for the badminton star

Amitabh Bachchan even had a thing or two to say about his wish to take a selfie with Sindhu after she proved all the naysayers, or should we say, naysayer, wrong!

Priyanka Chopra gave a shoutout to Aditi Ashok, another Indian athlete showing some serious girl power at Rio 2016.

Politicians also motivated the shuttler on her way to the finals, with everyone from PM Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee wishing the her

With so much political support, we don’t think this is an overreaction

Or this for that matter

Even sand artists were inspired by Sindhu

Win or lose, the match will be historic; For Sindhu, for the sport, for women and for India.

So make sure to cheer for our Badminton Superwoman this evening. Go for gold P V Sindhu!

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