Shining star Sindhu becomes the DIAMOND girl of India.
Without a doubt, it is an exceptional achievement for the 21-year-old badminton player at her first Olympic games, coming as it did with five victories in a row, the past two of which came over the world No 2 and No 5 respectively.
Sindhu, fought during the initial exchanges, in certain against some wonderful drop shots from the left-hander. Down 3-7, then 5-8 and 5-9, then 10-13.
Sindhu never gave up, but her opponent’s experience was simply too much to be overhauled.