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Twitter has a field day as Marin grunts her way to glory

By, New Delhi
Aug 20, 2016 09:21 AM IST

Spain’s Carolina Marin shrieked her way to a historic Olympic badminton gold on Friday as she beat India’s PV Sindhu in three games to become the first non-Asian women’s singles champion.

Spain’s Carolina Marin shrieked her way to a historic Olympic badminton gold on Friday as she beat India’s PV Sindhu in three games to become the first non-Asian women’s singles champion.

Spain's Carolina Marin celebrates after defeating PV Sindhu in women's badminton singles gold medal match.(AP Photo)
Spain's Carolina Marin celebrates after defeating PV Sindhu in women's badminton singles gold medal match.(AP Photo)

World champion Marin won 19-21, 21-12, 21-15 to break an Asian hegemony dating back to badminton’s advent as an Olympic sport in 1992, while Sindhu became the first Indian woman ever to win a Games silver medal.

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Sindhu’s feat was applauded by one and all on Twitter.

While Sindhu was gracious in defeat and hugged her opponent after the defeat, a number of social media citizens made fun of the World No. 1 for her signature grunting (We have left out some of the meaner tweets)

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