On day 13th at Rio, PV Sindhu stormed into the finals of women’s singles by defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara at Rio Olympics. Sindhu won the semi-final match in straight sets 21-19 21-10. With this she became the Indian to qualify for the Badminton finals at Olympics.
Sindhu’s historic win did not just made India proud but also ensured a second medal for the country after Sakshi Malik won Bronze in the 58 kg Women’s freestyle wrestling event on Wednesday.
Sindhu will play for gold on Friday against world no. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain.
On the other hand, Indian golfer Aditi Ashok also qualified for round three in the Women’s Individual event at the Rio Olympics on Thursday.
The 18-year-old golfer from Bengaluru has tied eighth after the second round. Ashok was just four shots behind the Korea’s Inbee Park, who shot a flawless 66. She scored 68 in her last round making her total six-under 136.
In wrestling, Indian contingent Babita Kumari crashed out of the Olympic race after being defeated by Greece’s Maria Prevolaraki in the 53 kg women’s freestyle wrestling on Thursday. Babita Kumari lost her opening round by 1-5.
On the world front, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the men’s 200 metres gold on Thursday at the Rio Olympics.
The World’s fastest man finished race in 19.78 seconds beating Canada’s Andre de Grasse, who settled for a silver medal. Usain Bolt, who won gold in men’s 100 metres, will next participate in the 4×100 metres relay on Friday.
In men’s field hockey, Argentina won the gold medal after defeating Belgium by 4-2. With this Argentina won their first ever Olympic medal in men’s hockey.