KCR congratulates P V Sindhu for storming into finals

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today congratulated ace shuttler P V Sindhu for storming into the finals of women’s singles at the Rio Olympics.

Rao expressed hope that she would continue the same performance in the finals and clinch gold medal for India, a release from Chief Minister’s Office said.

Sindhu, who hails from Hyderabad, scripted history by becoming the first Indian shuttler to reach the finals of the women’s singles competition at the Rio Olympics as she stunned Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in straight games to assure India of at least a silver medal today.

The two-time bronze medallist at World Championship notched up a sensational 21-19 21-10 victory over the All England Champion from Japan in a pulsating semi-final that lasted 49 minutes.