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Shuttler Sindhu storms into final

By The Assam Tribune

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 18 - Lanky shuttler PV Sindhu made an epoch-making entry into the final of the women�s singles in Olympic Games badminton when she outclassed Japan�s higher-ranked Nozomi Okuhara and assured herself and the country of a silver medal here today.

Sindhu, ranked 10th in the world, went one better than her senior Saina Nehwal, bronze medal winner in London four years ago, by becoming the first ever Indian to enter the summit clash in the shuttle game in the quadrennial sports spectacle.

Sindhu defeated her short-statured, third-seeded Japanese rival, the current All England champion and world no. Six, 21-19 21-10 in 49 minutes with superb, attacking play to enter tomorrow�s gold medal clash.

The Indian shuttler from Hyderabad, a two-time bronze medalist in world championships, will meet Spain�s world No.1 Carolina Marin who ousted defending champion Li Xuerei of China in the first semifinal with a 21-14, 21-16 victory. � PTI

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Shuttler Sindhu storms into final

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 18 - Lanky shuttler PV Sindhu made an epoch-making entry into the final of the women�s singles in Olympic Games badminton when she outclassed Japan�s higher-ranked Nozomi Okuhara and assured herself and the country of a silver medal here today.

Sindhu, ranked 10th in the world, went one better than her senior Saina Nehwal, bronze medal winner in London four years ago, by becoming the first ever Indian to enter the summit clash in the shuttle game in the quadrennial sports spectacle.

Sindhu defeated her short-statured, third-seeded Japanese rival, the current All England champion and world no. Six, 21-19 21-10 in 49 minutes with superb, attacking play to enter tomorrow�s gold medal clash.

The Indian shuttler from Hyderabad, a two-time bronze medalist in world championships, will meet Spain�s world No.1 Carolina Marin who ousted defending champion Li Xuerei of China in the first semifinal with a 21-14, 21-16 victory. � PTI

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