Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today congratulated Indian shuttler P V Sindhu for defeating world number two Wang Yihan of China in the Rio Olympics to enter the women’s singles semifinals.
“PV Sindhu well done. All of us are following you at Rio 2016 with pride. Keep winning. Keep winning India,” Banerjee tweeted.
Now the two-time World Championship bronze medallist Sindhu stood just a win away from assuring India an elusive medal.
Sindhu will face World Number-3 Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the last-four stage.
World number 10 Sindhu, who has a 1-3 win-loss record against Nozomi, has never beaten the Japanese since Asian Youth Under-19 Championship in 2012 and has lost on three consecutive occasions in 2014, 2015 and the last being Asian Team Championship in Hyderabad earlier in February this year.