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Sindhu becomes 1st Indian women to bag Silver at Asian Games

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu remains to be the first Indian women to win a silver medal at Asian Games. World no 3 PV Sindhu lost against World No 1 Tai Tzu Ying, who holds a strong 9-4 record over the Indian, in the finals today.

Earlier, Coach Pullela Gopichand said, he was hopeful that shuttler PV Sindhu’s silver medal will turn into a gold after the next game.

Sindhu on Monday scripted history as she became the first Indian to cement her spot in the final of the Women’s Singles Event at the Asian Games.

In a hard fought battle, the 23-year-old defeated her Japanese opponent, Akane Yamaguchi 21-17, 15-21, 21-10 in the semi-final clash, which lasted one hour six minutes.

Gopichand further said that he was happy for Saina Nehwal, who secured a bronze medal at the Asian Games.