Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu Bags A Bronze, Becomes First Indian Woman To Win Two Olympic Medals
PV Sindhu dominated the game against He Bing Jiao in the women’s singles bronze medal match. She defeated Bing Jiao by 21-13, 21-15 and marked her second podium finish.
While the Indian side continues to scale new heights in the Tokyo Games, this Olympic campaign will be cherished forever in the annals of Indian sporting history. And yet again securing a place at the podium, Indian badminton star PV Sindhu has created history at Olympics. After a dominating win against China’s He Bing Jiao, she bagged the bronze medal at the Tokyo Games. Also, with this, Sindhu became the first Indian woman athlete to win two individual Olympic medals.
On Sunday, PV Sindhu faced her rival He Bing Jiao in the women’s singles bronze medal match. Taking the charge of the court, Sindhu defeated Bing Jiao by 21-13, 21-15. And this marked her second podium finish at the Olympics. Earlier, she had won the silver medal at Rio Olympics 2016 which was also her debut year at the games. Back then, Sindhu fell short of clinching the gold as she lost to Spain’s Carolina Marin in the finals.
However, the Indian badminton star has now created a new record by emerging as the first Indian woman athlete to have two Olympic medals under her belt. In terms of global records, Sindhu is only the 4th athlete to win multiple medals in the women’s singles badminton category at the games. We can say that the bronze medal match definitely scripted a new history for Sindhu and the Indian sporting arena.
Talking about her Tokyo campaign, Sindhu started her game with great aplomb. However, losing in the semi-final to Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu-Ying came as a major roadblock for her. Despite that, Sindhu made a great comeback while getting the bronze medal under her name. She completely dominated the game against Bing Jiao while not giving the latter any chance to take over.
Sindhu’s focused and balanced tactics helped her gain the lead in all the rounds from the beginning. She won the game by the sets of 21-13 and 21-15.
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