Anasuya Goswami, in this article scrutinizes the different ways people of the country retaliated on PV Sindhu’s Olympic silver medal win.
“While sports are indisputably a positive source of strength and self-development for girls, they can accomplish this only if the environment in which female athletes throw their javelins, kick their soccer balls, and swim their fast and furious laps, is an environment that respects girls and takes them seriously as athletes.”-Leslie Heywood
On August 19, 2016 from far-off Rio, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu gave something for history book authors to take note of by becoming the first Indian to win a silver medal in badminton at the Olympics. The people of India certainly took note of it. In a country notorious for its lack of interest in women’s sport, its social media presence went positively berserk at the 21 year old’s Olympic performance. Aneesh Madani, Head of Sports Partnerships at Twitter India said, “Sindhu’s medal run made history on court and on Twitter. There were? More than 630,000 Tweets for the final, even more than the thrilling India-Bangladesh match at the ICC World T20 earlier this year.”
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