Sindhu has made history as the first-ever Indian woman to win the bronze medal in badminton during the 202 Tokyo Olympics. She beat the world’s best Tai Tzu Ying when they played the women’s singles semis. In just 53 minutes, PV Sindhu managed to beat He Bingjiao 21-15, 21-13. The Indian superstar did not let anything get in her way of success as she displayed total aggression and natural gaming techniques.
After Sushil Kumar, PV Sindhu wins the medal as the second Indian to win the two back-to-back Olympic medals and the first Indian woman. She is also the fourth woman to win singles back-to-back medals at the Olympics level. PV Sindhu had also won the women’s single at RIO Olympics, and this match was also her debut giving India a second medal in Tokyo Olympics. Five years ago, she had lost the gold medal to Carolina Marin, a Spain player, even though she had won the opening match.
PM Narendra Modi congratulated to PV Sindhu throughout the tweet, see tweet here:
We are all elated by the stellar performance by @Pvsindhu1. Congratulations to her on winning the Bronze at @Tokyo2020. She is India’s pride and one of our most outstanding Olympians. #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/O8Ay3JWT7q
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 1, 2021
In 2014, she became famous at the international level for winning the Asian Championships, which gave her a bronze medal. Her year was perfect as she continued winning bronze medals at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games. In the same year, Sindhu’s hard work also paid off when she managed to win her first of 5 World Championship medals.
Aside from being the first Indian woman to win bronze in the Olympics, she is also the first Indian badminton player to get a silver medal. Her record is full of wins in 2018; she also registered another win at the Commonwealth Games.
She got gold at these games and another one at the World Championships 2019, making her the first Indian to break the record. Get all the updates related to olympics and sports news only on Pure Win News.