Rio Olympics has ended, the contingents have landed home and the celebrations have certainly begun. This year was a year for women power, with stars like PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar paving the way for an entire generation to set Olympic goals. We congratulate these women on their achievements and the glory that they’ve brought home.
PV Sindhu, a name that has now become an entire country’s pride has not just won silver at the Olympics but has won all our hearts. The country cheered for her when she won the quarter finals and was officially a top 4 contender. After defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in a nail biting semi finals, the nation gasped as she guaranteed a medal. At the finals, Sindhu faced World No 1, Carolina Marin in another gripping match which earned us the silver.JFW recognized the champ in this 21-year old badminton player and awarded her ‘Excellence in Sports’ at the JFW Awards 2014. With this, PV Sindhu becomes the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal.