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Rio Olympics 2016: PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin Final Today at Rio

  • PV Sindhu, Rio Olympics 2016, Olympic Finals, Nozomi Okuhara, Badminton, Rio, 2016 Summer Olympics
    PV sindhu rio olympics 2016

    PV Sindhu's semi-final clash against Nozomi Okuhara

  • PV Sindhu, Rio Olympics 2016, Olympic Finals, Nozomi Okuhara, Badminton, Rio, 2016 Summer Olympics
    PV Sindhu celebrate with her coach Gopichand after defeating Japan's Nozomi Okuhara

    PV Sindhu created history as she stormed into the final of the women's singles badminton tournament by crushing Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in straight games

  • PV Sindhu, Rio Olympics 2016, Olympic Finals, Nozomi Okuhara, Badminton, Rio, 2016 Summer Olympics
    Supporters of India holding tricolor during a women's singles semifinal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

    Supporters of India holding tricolor during a women's singles semifinal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

  • PV Sindhu, Rio Olympics 2016, Olympic Finals, Nozomi Okuhara, Badminton, Rio, 2016 Summer Olympics
    apan's Nozomi Okuhara plays against India's PV Sindhu

    apan's Nozomi Okuhara plays against India's PV Sindhu

  • PV Sindhu, Rio Olympics 2016, Olympic Finals, Nozomi Okuhara, Badminton, Rio, 2016 Summer Olympics
    India's PV Sindhu celebrate after defeating Japan's Nozomi Okuhara

    She will now face Carolina Marin

  • PV Sindhu, Rio Olympics 2016, Olympic Finals, Nozomi Okuhara, Badminton, Rio, 2016 Summer Olympics
    India's Sindhu Pusarla celebrate after defeating Japan's Nozomi Okuhara during a women's singles semifinal

    "My target is gold and I promise to play my heart out against Carolina Marin." PV Sindhu

  • PV Sindhu, Rio Olympics 2016, Olympic Finals, Nozomi Okuhara, Badminton, Rio, 2016 Summer Olympics
    India's Sindhu Pusarla celebrate after defeating Japan's Nozomi Okuhara

    India's Sindhu Pusarla celebrate after defeating Japan's Nozomi Okuhara

  • PV Sindhu, Rio Olympics 2016, Olympic Finals, Nozomi Okuhara, Badminton, Rio, 2016 Summer Olympics
    India's Sindhu Pusarla plays against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara during a women's singles

    Sindhu wins 11 straight points to enter final of the Rio Olympics 2016. She wins 21-19, 21-10 in just 49 minutes

  • PV Sindhu, Rio Olympics 2016, Olympic Finals, Nozomi Okuhara, Badminton, Rio, 2016 Summer Olympics
    India's Sindhu Pusarla plays against Nozomi Okuhara during rio 2016

    A perfect net shot after a long rally gives Sindhu a 12-8 lead. She is making the Japanese work hard

  • PV Sindhu, Rio Olympics 2016, Olympic Finals, Nozomi Okuhara, Badminton, Rio, 2016 Summer Olympics
    PV sindhu smashes a shoot during Rio semi final

    Sindhu notched up a sensational 21-19, 21-10 victory over the All England Champion from Japan in a pulsating semi-final that lasted 49 minutes to assure India of atleast a silver medal at Rio Olympics

  • PV Sindhu, Rio Olympics 2016, Olympic Finals, Nozomi Okuhara, Badminton, Rio, 2016 Summer Olympics
    PV sindhu against Japans

    PV Sindhu takes on Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the women’s singles semi-finals with a win

  • PV Sindhu, Rio Olympics 2016, Olympic Finals, Nozomi Okuhara, Badminton, Rio, 2016 Summer Olympics
    PV Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara

    After overcoming the stiff challenge of Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying and China’s Wang Yihan in the previous rounds

  • PV Sindhu, Rio Olympics 2016, Olympic Finals, Nozomi Okuhara, Badminton, Rio, 2016 Summer Olympics
    PV sindhu at Rio 2016

    PV Sindhu (Age 21, World Rank 10) against Nozomi Okuhara (Age 21, World Rank 6)

  • PV Sindhu, Rio Olympics 2016, Olympic Finals, Nozomi Okuhara, Badminton, Rio, 2016 Summer Olympics
    PV sindhu at Rio Olympic

    PV Sindhu at 179cm and Nozomi Okuhara at 155cm

  • PV Sindhu, Rio Olympics 2016, Olympic Finals, Nozomi Okuhara, Badminton, Rio, 2016 Summer Olympics
    PV sindhu at Summer Olympics 2016

    Matches between the two have always been hard-fought affairs with each one going to three games. Okuhara has won the last three encounters between the two. Sindhu’s only win came as a junior in the 2012 Asian Championships

  • PV Sindhu, Rio Olympics 2016, Olympic Finals, Nozomi Okuhara, Badminton, Rio, 2016 Summer Olympics
    PV Sindhu celebrate after defeating Japan's Nozomi Okuhara

    Nozomi Okuhara has the typically Japanese high intensity retrieving game. However she also has the ability to dictate the action with clever early changes of pace.

  • PV Sindhu, Rio Olympics 2016, Olympic Finals, Nozomi Okuhara, Badminton, Rio, 2016 Summer Olympics
    PV sindhu celebrates his victory

    PV sindhu celebrates his victory

  • PV Sindhu, Rio Olympics 2016, Olympic Finals, Nozomi Okuhara, Badminton, Rio, 2016 Summer Olympics
    PV Sindhu during Semifinal

    PV Sindhu has lost on the last three occasions she has played Okuhara

  • PV Sindhu, Rio Olympics 2016, Olympic Finals, Nozomi Okuhara, Badminton, Rio, 2016 Summer Olympics
    PV sindhu plays a shoot

    The Japanese’ relentless intensity has proved tough to negotiate. However in her match against Yihan, Sindhu showed remarkable fitness that should make Okuhara less of a challenge.

  • PV Sindhu, Rio Olympics 2016, Olympic Finals, Nozomi Okuhara, Badminton, Rio, 2016 Summer Olympics
    PV Sindhu plays during Rio

    Sindhu’s height is also a massive advantage for her.

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