PV Sindhu bagged a silver at the Asian Games silver medal after losing the final to Chinese Taipei shuttler and world no 1 Tai Tzu Ying.
This is the first silver medal won by an Indian in badminton at the Asian Games.
Ying was in control of the match from the start and outplayed Sindhu in the final of the women’s individual badminton event. Similar to her opponents record breaking silver - Ying becomes the first badminton player from Chinese Taipei to win a women’s singles badminton gold.
As Sindhu finished another major event in the second position, congratulatory messages for the world no 3 poured in on twitter:
The formidable @Pvsindhu1 is one of India’s most talented and inspiring athletes. Her skills and perseverance are noteworthy.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 28, 2018
She wins the prized Silver Medal in Badminton at the #AsianGames2018. Her accomplishment makes 125 crore Indians happy and proud. pic.twitter.com/kKmBxzmPXn
Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 and @NSaina for winning the Silver & Bronze respectively in badminton events at the #AsianGames . Your accomplishments are historic and will be remembered for years. You continue to inspire millions to bring laurels for the country #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 28, 2018
PV Sindhu scripts HISTORY!— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 28, 2018
Our stellar shuttler @Pvsindhu1 has clinched India's FIRST EVER SILVER in Badminton at the #ASIANGAMES. A match that will go down the history of Indian Badminton. Hats off to you @Pvsindhu1 ??✌???#AsianGames2018 #KheloIndia pic.twitter.com/63ku3NiBGv
In a heartbreak loss, #PVSindhu wins #TeamIndia it's first ever Silver in the Women's Singles Finals of the #AsianGames. Up against World No.1 #TaiTzuYing, Sindhu lost 13-21, 16-21 but has our respect and millions of hearts with her. #WellDone @Pvsindhu1 ????#IAmTeamIndia pic.twitter.com/tcKb7kBPrE— Team India (@ioaindia) August 28, 2018
Heartiest congratulations to #PVSindhu for making history by winning first ever #Silver ? in #Badminton ? singles at #AsianGames2018 for #India ??.. Entire nation is so proud of you n rejoicing.#IndiaAtAsianGames #AsianGames pic.twitter.com/eXgOpoXlWc— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) August 28, 2018
Lets be clear Sindhu was well and truly outplayed. Not finals jinx or anything. Just a better player who is at her absolute best.— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) August 28, 2018
Lets celebrate @Pvsindhu1 for what she achieved.
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