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PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin Live score: Final of Women's singles, Rio Olympics 2016 Live Updates

PV Sindhu loses to Carolina Marin: 21-19, 12-21, 15-21; wins Silver!
Updated: 19 August 2016 21:21 IST - Published: 19 August 2016 18:32 IST
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So that's it from us, then. A proud moment for every Indian fan, and possibly the start of a series of great moments in the 21-year-old Sindhu's career. Hats off to the young lady, and goodbye to all you lovely readers! Adios.

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Sindhu walks off the stage, the tri-colour draped around her shoulders.

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Nozomi Okuhara of Japan, the bronze medallist, gets her fair share of cheers from the crowd too...

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Marin bites the medal, but Sindhu doesn't. But it's a terrific moment, and one that will be preserved in the memory of every Indian, Spanish and Japanese fan forever.

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A kiss to the medal from the Indian, and now she flashes that brilliant smile.

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Marin can't hold back her tears, and Sindhu looks pleased yet disappointed.

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Proud moment for Indians all over the world. Goosebumps!

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The Indian flag is raised! Along with the Spanish and Japanese ones, of course.

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The players are out on the podium now, standing proud and happy.

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Sindhu will arrive to a hero's welcome in India, and no one deserves it more. She has been the brightest light in India's campaign at Rio, along with Dipa Karmakar and Sakshi Malik, and she has proven just how far she has come as a competitor - despite being just 21 years old. Gold in Tokyo? It's more than a decent possibility!

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It was 10-10 at the halfway stage in the third game, and it was difficult to predict who would win at that point. But Marin really upped her game after the interval, and Sindhu got visibly tired. And that was perfectly understandable, considering how much effort she had put into defeating higher-ranked opponents in the previous three rounds.

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The medal ceremony will take place shortly, and we'll keep giving you updates about it.

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At just 21 years of age, Sindhu has gone where no Indian has ever gone before. How's that for an achievement! If she can continue playing at this level, there's no telling how high she will soar. It feels cliched to say this, but the sky is the limit for her.

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The key points in all the three games was the start, and Marin led all the way, taking the initial lead at the start of all three of them. That, in the end proved to be a deciding factor, because Sindhu was trailing at almost all stages. Nevertheless, Sindhu showed great fight, but just couldn't clinch the crucial moments of the match. 

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Sindhu, meanwhile, is the first ever Indian woman to win an Olympics medal higher than bronze, and you get the feeling that she's not done. The way she fought today, despite being comfortable in the knowledge that she'd win a silver anyway, speaks volumes about her grit and mental toughness.

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Marin is beside herself with joy, and why not. She is the best player in the world without a doubt, and she fully deserves for her consistency to be capped with the ultimate trophy in badminton - an Olympics gold medal. Three cheers to the Spaniard!

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A silver medal is a terrific, terrific achievement for Sindhu, and she can hold her head high after putting up such a spectacular show in the final. She stretched the world champion to her very limit, and it took Marin's very best badminton to get the better of her.

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She embraces Gopichand and Tan Kim Her on the Indian end of the court.

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'Spirited' is the word that would best describe Sindhu, who refused to settle for silver and fought till the very end. What a magnificent run this has been from the Indian!

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Marin is in tears as she waves to the Spanish contingent in the crowd.

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Terrific comeback from Marin after choking away that first game, and she brought out her  full repertoire of strokes to subdue a spirited Sindhu.

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She has defeated Sindhu 19-21, 21-12, 21-15 to win the gold medal for  Spain!

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And Marin wins!

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Sindhu saves one of the six match points. Can she save 5 more?