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Current Affairs: PV Sindhu - First Indian to enter Women's Single Finals

PV Sindhu enters Women's Singles finals and assured a Silver Medal for India

P V Sindhu Enter Batminton Finals in Rio Olympics
  • P V Sindhu created history (18.08.2016) by becoming the first Indian to enter the finals of the Women's Singles in Rio Olympics badminton tournament. 
  • In the semi-final she defeated Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in straight sets 21-19, 21-10. 
  • This will be the first time India will have a silver place finish in badminton after Saina Nehwal had notched a bronze in the London Olympics four years back.
About P V Sindhu
  • Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an Indian badminton player. On 10 August 2013, Sindhu became the first ever Indian women's singles player to win a medal at the World Championships. On 30 March 2015, she received India's fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri. On 18 August 2016, she became the first Indian woman to reach Olympic finals after beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the semi-finals of Rio Olympics 2016. Sindhu's father Ramana is himself an Arjuna Awardee. Ramana represented India in Volleyball. 

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