Rio Women’s Badminton Final Preview | PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin


Final Score Set 3 : PV Sindhu 15 – 21 Carolina Marin (Carolina won Gold medal and Sindhu won Silver medal)

Set 1 Finish : PV Sindhu 21 – 19 Carolina Marin, Set 2 : PV Sindhu 12 – 21 Carolina Marin.

Every Indian fan will stick to the television and will hope that PV Sindhu claims a gold medal at the Rio Olympics as she faces the World No. 1 Carolina Marin in the final showdown of Women’s Badminton tournament on Friday 19th August, 2016 19:30 IST.

The match is set to be one high voltage encounter as both the participants have qualified for the first time ever in the finals. Though there is a huge difference as far as rankings of both the finalist is considered but PV Sindhu looks unstoppable this time as she has shown in her tough road to finals.

Opponent profiled

You don’t need any introduction if you are a world number one and same is the case with Carolina Marin. She has broken the Chinese domination in Badminton by upsetting the top seeded Chinese players on many occasions. 2015 was the best year of her career as she cemented her legacy in the badminton greats by claiming a whopping 6 titles. She was an overwhelming favorite even before the start of the Rio Olympics to head home with a gold medal and looks certainly on right path.

Head to Head

Even though the famed “girl Nadal” has an edge over PV Sindhu, but the Spanish ace shuttler has not been the best against the Indian golden girl. They have met 7 times before and Carolina Marin has tasted victory four times while on three occasions it has gone in the way of PV Sindhu. The last time the finalist played each other was in Hong Kong Open Super series where Carolina Marin emerged victorious in two straight sets.

Sindhu on an incredible run

Looking at the way Sindhu thrashed her Japanese counterpart Nozomi Okuhara, it clearly looks like Sindhu’s year at the Olympics. She has been a force to reckon with and in process has defeated the most unlikely opponents but in Carolina Marin Sindhu faces her toughest test so far. If the girl from Hyderabad claims a victory then she will become the first Indian woman to claim a gold medal at the Olympics and more importantly only the second Indian to win an individual gold.



Priyadarshan Singh Chouhan is an Editor at Playcaper. He joined Playcaper after working as a freelancer online & specialises in cricket and football.

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