Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu wins historic silver for India

Rio de Janeiro: (L-R) Silver medalist V. Sindhu Pusarla 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 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday. PTI Photo by Atul Yadav (PTI8_19_2016_000290B)

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 de Janeiro: India's Pusarla V Sindhu poses with her silver medal after her match with Spain's Carolina Marin in women's Singles final at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on Friday. PTI Photo by Atul Yadav (PTI8_19_2016_000296B)

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 de Janeiro:Spain's Carolina Marin with Indian coach Pullela Gopichand after defeating India's V. Sindhu Pusarla in the women's badminton singles gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on Friday. PTI Photo by Atul Yadav (PTI8_19_2016_000337B)

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 de Janeiro : Aditi Ashok of India hits on the fifth fairway during the third round of the women's golf event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. AP/PTI(AP8_19_2016_000285B)

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 DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 19: (L-R) A Jesus Garcia of Spain, Sandeep Kumar of India and Mathieu Bilodeau of Canada compete in the Men's 50km Race Walk on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Pontal on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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

India's Anilda Thomas competes in a women's 4x400-meter relay heat during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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

India's KM Puthanpurakkal prepares to compete in a men's 4x400-meter relay heat during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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


Updated Date: Aug 20, 2016 13:16 PM

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