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Twitter celebrates Sindhu’s semi-final triumph at Olympics


Rio de Janeiro: India’s fortunes took a sudden turn for the better in the last 24 hours with wrestler Sakshi Malik’s bronze as shuttler P.V. Sindhu assured the country of at least a silver medal after thrashing Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the women’s singles badminton semi-final at the Rio Olympics here on Thursday.

The World No. 10 from Hyderabad registered a 21-19, 21-10 triumph in the semi-finals over world No.6 Okuhara to become the first Indian shuttler to enter the final of the Olympics.

Twitter went after Sindhu’s victory. Here are some of the best tweets:

With this win, double World Championship bronze medallist Sindhu improved her head-to-head record against reigning All England Open champion Okuhara to 2-3.

In the final, she will face two-time reigning world champion Carolina Marin of Spain, who beat defending champion Li Xuerui of China 21-14, 21-16.

Irrespective of the colour of the medal in the final on Friday, it will be India’s second medal in the Rio Games after wrestler Sakshi Malik bagged a bronze medal in the women’s 58kg category.


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