Carolina Marin will take on PV Sindhu for gold in the women's badminton semi-final at the Rio 2016 Olympics on 19 August, Friday.

Where to watch live

The match starts at 2.15pm BST/10.15am local time. Live coverage will be on BBC One, BBC Four and Red Button in the United Kingdom. In addition to this, there will be up to 24 HD video streams to follow the event on desktop, mobile and tabs.

For international viewers, the online streaming is available here. The live scores of the matches can also be found here.


The world number one has been in fine form in Rio as she cruised to the final without any hiccups. She defeated Xuerui Li in the first semi-final of the women's badminton event at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Carolina Marin
Carolina Marin is the favourite to win gold Getty

It was a comfortable straight victory for her. The final scoreline was 21-14, 21-16, which went in Marin's favour. She will be targeting another straight set win in order to clinch gold on Friday.

However, she will have to overcome PV Sindhu in order to win the final. The Indian defeated Nozomi Okuhara in the second semi-final, which was also a straight set victory, despite the first set being a close call. Sindhu eventually won 21-19.

Sindhu made sure she did not repeat any mistakes of her first set as she comfortably clinched the second set with a scoreline of 21-10 to seal the match. Following their confirmation of a berth in the final, a silver medal is the least they will walk away with after the final.

PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu is India's best hope of winning gold in Rio Getty

Both Marin and Sindhu will be targeting gold as the former has never dropped a set so far in Rio. On the other hand, the Indian star has been in fine form, managing to beat tough opponents to make it to the final.