India has struck gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics already and it doesn’t depend on the fact whether P.V Sindhu wins her final match at the games village or not. India has struck gold in the form of the 21- year old Shuttler who advanced to the finals of the biggest sporting event in the world. Unlike the United States who actually have the resources to find a Katy Ledecky among a hundred athletes on a regular basis, India doesn’t. And from this same country emerges a champion who has reached the pinnacle of her success at such a tender age.
P.V Sindhu ousted Japanese opponent Nozomi Okuhara 21-19 21-10 in her penultimate match of the campain and has atleast made sure news of a silver medal to her name and will take on Carolina Marin of Spain in perhaps the most important match of her career till date.
In the much awaited high voltage semi-final, Sindhu was at her full confidence and that showed everywhere. From the very first point, she was fully aware of the support she has in the crowd and her confidence was showing. She effectively capitalised on Japanese opponent Okuhara’s mistakes.Okuhara, who faced a disadvantage in front of Sindhu on the basis of her height struggled to keep up with the varying width of the court which the Indian shuttler brilliantly used to her advantage.
Sindhu’s confidence was soaring with her celebrating each point with a shout. Her fabulous movement in terms of cross court smashes were a treat to watch for any fan who is even a stranger to the techniques of the game. Both the of the shuttlers tremendous work rate during the game was commendable with displays of some really impressive hard fought rallies.
Her winning shot couldn’t have been better as she smashed her way into the finals. Whether she succeeds in beating the Spaniard is still left to be seen, but for every person in the Indian subcontinent, no matter what, She ll come back a Champion.