Rio Olympics 2016: India's PV Sindhu brings home silver

Indian Badminton player Pusarla Venkata Sindhu scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver in women's singles

PV Sindhu wrote history by becoming the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver. She is also the first Indian to reach the badminton finals in the Olympics, beating Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in th

PV Sindhu wrote history by becoming the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver. She is also the first Indian to reach the badminton finals in the Olympics, beating Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the semis. (Reuters)

The 21-year-old, also the two-time World championship bronze medallist, became the fifth woman player from India to ever win an Olympic medal.

The 21-year-old, also the two-time World championship bronze medallist, became the fifth woman player from India to ever win an Olympic medal. (Reuters)

Sindhu pushed Spain’s Carolina Marin to the edge by winning the first set in the Badminton finals. However, Marin left the audience dazed with her 19-21, 21-12, 21-15 victory over Sindhu.

Sindhu pushed Spain’s Carolina Marin to the edge by winning the first set in the Badminton finals. However, Marin left the audience  dazed with her 19-21, 21-12, 21-15 victory over Sindhu. (AFP)

Sindhu, who was coached by the same man who led Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal to her London medal, finally ended India's wait for a Rio medal.

Sindhu, who was coached by the same man who led Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal to her London medal, finally ended India's wait for a Rio medal. (AFP)

It is India's second medal in the 2016 Rio Games after wrestler Sakshi Malik bagged bronze in the women's 58 kg category.

It is India's second medal in the 2016 Rio Games after wrestler Sakshi Malik bagged bronze in the women's 58 kg category. (Reuters)

Sindhu poses with the gold medallist and World Number 1 Carolina Marin of Spain and bronze medallist Nozomi Okuhara of Japan after the Women Singles Badminton finals at the Rio Olympics 2016.

Sindhu poses with the gold medallist and World Number 1 Carolina Marin of Spain and bronze medallist Nozomi Okuhara of Japan after the Women Singles Badminton finals at the Rio Olympics 2016. (Reuters)