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Sindhu reaches badminton gold medal decider

PV Sindhu after winning her semi-finals

By: Eastern Eye Staff

PV Sindhu sent Indian fans into a frenzy by blasting through Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara to reach the gold medal decider for the women’s singles at the Olympic badminton on Thursday (August 18). With a huge contingent of home fans roaring “Go India, go!” at the Riocentro, the 21-year-old Hyderabadi gradually wore down sixth-ranked Okuhara before charging to an emphatic 21-19 21-10 victory. Sindhu will meet Spanish top seed Carolina Marin, who hammered Li Xuerui 21-14 21-16 in the earlier semi-final. The Indian has secured her country its second badminton medal after Saina Nehwal took bronze in the same event at…

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