PV Sindhu has done it! In a cracking final match, PV Sindhu has defeated Spain’s Carolina Marin to win the first gold medal for India at the Rio Olympics 2016. It was bound to be a match of high pressure for both the players representing their respective countries. However, in the end it was India’s PV Sindhu who held her nerve and won Gold in this thrilling final match at Rio. Also Read - BWF World Tour Finals 2021 Results: PV Sindhu Ends Campaign With Win, Kidambi Srikanth Exits With Defeat

PV Sindhu’s Olympics 2016 journey has been nothing short of legendary! She has beaten world class players like Tai Tzu-ying, Wang Yihan, Michelle Li and more recently, Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara to reach the finals. And today, she has stunned World no. 1 Carolina Marin from Spain to claim the Gold medal. PV Sindhu’s performance has been phenomenal and well-deserving of the gold medal. Catch: PV Sindhu Gold Medal Badminton Final, Live Score Also Read - BWF World Tour Finals: Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu Virtually Out of Knockouts After Back-to-Back Defeats

Sindhu had won her maiden grand prix gold at the Malaysian Open in 2013. And she had gone on to score hat-trick titles at Macau Open. She is also an Arjuna Award winner. She had qualified for the Olympic finals after a spectacular performance against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara defeating her 21-19, 21-10. After her victory against Okuhara, Sindhu had assured India a second medal after Sakshi Malik won bronze in wrestling. Also Read - World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu Loses To Tai Tzu-Ying In Group Stage Match

After beating Carolina Marin today, PV Sindhu has become India’s first individual Olympic gold medalist in badminton. Sindhu has come a long way since the time she watched Saina Nehwal win the bronze at the London Olympics in 2012. This year, Nehwal crashed out early on in the tournament but PV Sindhu has beaten one formidable opponent after another to reach the final. Today, with the Olympic gold medal, PV Sindhu has created history and made herself known as one of the greatest Indian sportswomen in recent times.