PV Sindhu badminton final match: Arguably one of the most important matches of the entire Olympic Games in Rio is to be held in the evening today. At stake will be a gold medal – women’s badminton final. On display will be 2 of the hottest players in the game in the form of India’s PV Sindhu and Spain’s Carolina Marin. While on paper the former is ranked World No. 10, and the latter World No. 1, but this is going to be far from a walkover for the European. In fact, Marin is very much under threat of losing a gold medal and the reason for us to say that is that PV Sindhu is on top of her game, as was seen during the quarter final and semi-final stage. While Marin is the best, she has been showing a few weaknesses that have put doubt on her abilities at Rio to get the biggest award of them all.
The intensity of the celebrations that broke out across India in the wake of PV Sindhu’s win against her Japanese opponent on Thursday just goes to show how deep the following is. This may not be specific to badminton, but the Indian public is hungry for medals and these have not been coming from its sportswomen and sportsmen at the Olympic Games and now that Sindhu has showed them the possibility of actually getting hold of a gold, their joy knows no boundaries. And not just sporting fans, the entire country has been thrilled to the core and is egging her on to an even better performance. So, whether it was the social media or the streets outside, people celebrated with gay abandon to show their support for its star player as well as provide encouragement for further triumphs. From Sindhu’s parents, to the President of India Pranab Mukherjee to PM Narendra Modi all the way down to the common man, everybody congratulated Sindhu and wished her well for the next match. And if 1.2 billion voices counted, then Sindhu would already be a gold medal winner!
When is Badminton Final Match Between Carolina Marin vs PV Sindhu going to start?
To watch this extremely important game, the fans across the world and Indian fans especially across the country can do so at 19:55 hrs India time (IST) – 11.25 a.m. local time (Rio), which translates into 7.55 p.m. India time (IST) and 4.25 p.m. CET (earlier, it was announced the match would start at 18:55 pm but that has been changed now).
But that is not the way it is meant to be. The outcome, and the winner, will be decided on the court. Both the players have proved they are the best badminton players at the Rio Olympics and now they need to overcome this last hurdle to be crowned. They are supremely fit, they are hungry for medals, they are purposeful, focussed and most of all they are ruthless to the core as far as winning is concerned. There are no guarantees, but the women’s badminton final promises to be a humdinger and no one must miss it.
So, with the wishes of her compatriots powering her on, PV Sindhu will take on Carolina Marin today and look to give the country what it wants. We are with you Sindhu, you have already made us proud, GO FOR GOLD TODAY!