Badminton star PV Sindhu scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to win an Olympic silver medal in a nail-biting match against with two-time World Champion Carolina Marin.
Sindhu said she was very happy with the silver medal, and added that she had worked hard for it.
Politicians, film personalities and the sports fraternity joined the social media chorus in praising Sindhu.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 19, 2016
V well played Sindhu. We are proud of u... https://t.co/jCYRsp3IMX— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 19, 2016
— Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) August 19, 2016
Big CONGRATULATIONS for winning Silver medal. U make our country proud @Pvsindhu@pullelagopicha1ur hard work paid of#proudindian#KheloIndia— Mary Kom (@MangteC) August 19, 2016
T 2352 - Never ever underestimate power of female gender ! #PVSindhu you have destroyed so many 'naysayers' .. you are the PRIDE of INDIA !— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 18, 2016
Finally realised what the PV in PV Sindhu stands for..— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) August 20, 2016
Param Vir Sindhu
#PVSindhu Congratulations and Big thanks for making us proud Sister 🙏😊👍— Sivakarthikeyan (@Siva_Kartikeyan) August 19, 2016
Sakshi....Sindhu.... Dono ko Salaam! pic.twitter.com/RFhfUkUpsS— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 18, 2016
Hear a nation roar for you tonite #PVSindhu !! God bless— Lara Dutta Bhupathi (@LaraDutta) August 19, 2016
Gold wud hv been gr8but even in it they do mixing,out of 500gm Gold medal,494gm is silver,but u wud know d price of dat 6 gm best,#PVSindhu— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 19, 2016
Congratulations #PVSindhu .What a splendid match you played! Exemplary!— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) August 19, 2016
Feeling depressed?— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) August 19, 2016
The magnificent #PVSindhu proves that sports aside from cricket can make you feel this way!
Take a bow #PVSindhu you amazing underdog legend. Silver medal, Heart of Gold!— Vir Das (@thevirdas) August 19, 2016
Pretty sure all of India just wants to group hug #PVSindhu right now. Mad respect.— Ashish Shakya (@stupidusmaximus) August 19, 2016
Well played... Well fought... Well deserved 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #PVSindhu TAKE A BOW!— HAPPY (@DianaPenty) August 19, 2016
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth also joined in the happy chorus:
Hats off to you #PVSindhu .... I have become a great fan of yours ... Congratulations !— Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) August 19, 2016
After producing a spirited fight-back to clinch the first game, 21-year-old Sindhu, who hails from Hyderabad lost against world number one Carolina Marin in the nerve -wracking finals of the women's singles event that lasted one hour and 20 minutes.
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