A day after Sakshi Malik opened India’s medal count with a dramatic bronze-winning effort, shuttler P.V. Sindhu is all set to showcase her capabilities at the Olympic Games.
Showing extraordinary fighting spirit, 23-year-old Sakshi from Haryana ended India’s frustrating medal drought by scooping a bronze medal in the 58kg category in a stunning effort that saw her come back from the dead after losing in the quarterfinals.
Sakshi fought five battles against equally determined opponents in a single day before securing the podium place.
Now, Sindhu remains the country’s lone medal hope in badminton after Kidambi Srikanth suffered a loss against two-time defending champion Lin Dan in the men’s singles quarterfinals.
Sindhu scripted a stellar 22-20, 21-19 win against former World No. 1 and London Games silver medallist Wang Yihan to enter the women’s semifinals.
A win against Japan’s Okuhara in the semifinal will assure Sindhu of at least a silver medal.