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Rio Olympics: P V Sindhu creates history with badminton silver

  • P V Sindu, silver, badminton, Rio, Olympics, silver, Carolina Marlin, Spain

    World No. 10 Pusarla Venkata Sindhu took on top-ranked Carolina Marin of Spain in the badminton women's singles finals on Day 14 of the 2016 Rio Olympics

  • P V Sindu, silver, badminton, Rio, Olympics, silver, Carolina Marlin, Spain

    The 21-year-old Sindhu levelled scores in the first set at 19-19 and then took a lead of one point to make it 20-19, eventually closing the set out at 21-19

  • P V Sindu, silver, badminton, Rio, Olympics, silver, Carolina Marlin, Spain

    However, 23-year-old Marin dominated the proceedings in the second set, taking four consecutive points for a 7-3 lead, eventually winning the set at 21-12

  • P V Sindu, silver, badminton, Rio, Olympics, silver, Carolina Marlin, Spain

    In the end, Marin had a stupendous win with her 19-21, 21-12, 21-15, 83-minute win over the hard-hitting Indian shuttler

  • P V Sindu, silver, badminton, Rio, Olympics, silver, Carolina Marlin, Spain

    Marlin clinched the final set 21-15 to become the first European woman to clinch gold against her Indian opponent

  • P V Sindu, silver, badminton, Rio, Olympics, silver, Carolina Marlin, Spain

    India's PV Sindhu falls to the ground after losing the title match; however, she became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal in the sport

  • P V Sindu, silver, badminton, Rio, Olympics, silver, Carolina Marlin, Spain

    Sindhu's supporters hold up the Indian flag to celebrate her historic medal that took India's tally to two, the other being wrestler Sakshi Malik who won a bronze

  • P V Sindu, silver, badminton, Rio, Olympics, silver, Carolina Marlin, Spain

    (L-R) Silver medalist V. Sindhu Pusarla of India, gold medalist Carolina Marin of Spain and bronze medalist Nozomi Okuhara of Japan celebrate during the medal ceremony

  • P V Sindu, silver, badminton, Rio, Olympics, silver, Carolina Marlin, Spain

    "I’m really, really happy because my ultimate goal was to get a medal at the Olympics,” Sindhu said after the match

  • P V Sindu, silver, badminton, Rio, Olympics, silver, Carolina Marlin, Spain

    Sand artist Manas Sahoo creates a sand sculpture in Puri, Odisha, with a message to congratulate Indian sportswomen participating in the Rio Olympics

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