Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu wins historic silver for India

Day 14 of the Rio Olympics 2016 saw India win a historic silver medal in badminton after PV Sindhu went down fighting in a closely contested women's singles final against Spain's Carolina Marin.

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Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu wins historic silver for India
Rio Olympics 2016 PV Sindhu wins historic silver for India

Silver medalist PV Sindhu of India, gold medalist Carolina Marin of Spain and bronze medalist Nozomi Okuhara of Japan celebrate during the medal ceremony after the Women's Singles Badminton competition on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. PTI

Rio Olympics 2016 PV Sindhu wins historic silver for India

PV Sindhu's silver in the women's singles competition lifted India's spirits, as the nation erupted in joy at the 21-year-old's historic feat. World No 10 Sindhu fought hard but ultimately ended up losing to World No 1 Carolina Marin of Spain. PTI

Rio Olympics 2016 PV Sindhu wins historic silver for India

Spain's Carolina Marin with Indian coach Pullela Gopichand after defeating India's PV Sindhu in the women's badminton singles gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics. PTI

Rio Olympics 2016 PV Sindhu wins historic silver for India

Aditi Ashok went through a horrendous third round of eight-over 79 to drop 23 places to be tied 31st in women's golf. The 18-year-old, who scored two successive three-under 68 to be tied eighth till 36 holes, played a poor back-nine where she was bogged down by five bogeys. AP

Rio Olympics 2016 PV Sindhu wins historic silver for India

Sandeep Kumar finished 35th in the men's 50-km walk, talking four hours, seven minutes and 55 seconds to complete the distance. The 30-year-old was 26.57 minutes behind the leader of the race at the finish line. Getty

Rio Olympics 2016 PV Sindhu wins historic silver for India

India's Anilda Thomas competes in a women's 4x400-meter relay heat during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The women's team failed to qualify for the final of the 4X400 metres competition after finishing seventh in the heats. AP

Rio Olympics 2016 PV Sindhu wins historic silver for India

India's KM Puthanpurakkal prepares to compete in a men's 4x400-meter relay heat during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics. AP

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