Mumbai, Aug 19: Being an excellent ‘Olympic Day’ for India, the nation went crazy on Thursday as shuttler PV Sindhu scripted history by smashing her way into the final of badminton women’s singles event. The 21-year-old Hyderabadi badminton player became the first Indian to enter badminton finals in Olympics and ensuring either a silver or gold medal for India. Sindhu enjoyed the ride and comfortably earned the win after defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara who is ranked sixth in the world.
Moreover, earlier in the day on Thursday, wonder girl from Haryana, wrestler Sakshi Malik won the first medal for the country in the women’s freestyle (58 kg) event, thus opening India’s winning account in Rio 2016. The 23-year-old wrestler also became the fourth woman athlete from India to win an Olympic medal. (ALSO READ: Rio Olympics 2016: P.V. Sindhu assures second medal for India as Narsingh Yadav’s Olympic dream ends)
Twitter was flooded with accolades as Tweetaratis united to congratulate the girls who made the nation proud with their stunning performances and sent out a message to the world of saving the girl child. (ALSO READ: Sakshi Malik wins Olympic bronze in wrestling: Hey Shobhaa De are you happy now?)