She beated Okuhara by 21-19, 21-10 in the semi-final. Her final showdown will be with World No.1 Carolina Marin. Soon after victory, Sindhu told NDTV: “My target is gold and I promise to play my heart out against Carolina Marin.”
India’s Sindhu Pusarla plays Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara during a women’s singles semifinal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. AP
Earlier, Saina Nehwal had won a bronze in the London Olympics four years back.