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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?

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Good judgment from Sindhu on the far court. 20-15

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Marin trying to control the pace of play, changing her racquet between points.

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Sindhu will need to show nerves of steel to survive this match...

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Surely not the final twist in the tale.

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Terrific angled forehand by Marin, and a diving Sindhu can't get to it in time. Six match points for Marin now!

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6 gold medal point opportunities for Marin.

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A loose backhand from Sindhu goes just wide, and it's 19-14 to Marin now. Does the Indian have another comeback left in her?

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Wide from Sindhu. 19-14. Is the end nearing?

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Thats in from Marin again. Acres of space on the Sindhu backhand. 18-14

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Another well-constructed point by Marin, which ends with an easy backhand putaway down the line. The Spaniard is now 3 points away from the win, leading 18-14.

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Sindhu retrieving everything, but in the end, the down the line smash comes to Marin's rescue. 17-14.

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Sindhu looks very focussed, despite the scoreline.

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Sindhu did her best to stay in the point there, but Marin hit one good smash too many to finally elicit a weak response. The Spaniard leads 17-14 now.

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What a great streak of shots! 

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Spectacular defense from Sindhu, and Marin hits a backhand wide to concede the point. Sindhu is now just 2 points adrift, serving at 14-16.

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Lead cut to 2 with that wide hit from Marin. 16-14

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The smash from Marin goes well wide, and Sindhu is back in it! She trails 13-16, and the crowd is trying its best to gee her up.

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Well wide from Marin on that occasion. 16-13

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The Spaniard is now 5 points away from winning the match. Can Sindhu script another stirring comeback here?

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Poor challenge from the Indian, as it looked well out.

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And it's out! That was a wasted challenge, and Marin now leads 16-12.

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Thats called wide. Sindhu has challenged it.

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Waiting for the Instant Review now.

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Sindhu's shot is called wide, but she challenges immediately.

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Great retrieval by Sindhu, followed by a terrific smash, and Marin can only net the response. Sindhu with the shuttle now, trailing 12-15.