Tokyo Games: PV Sindhu becomes the 1st Indian Woman with 2 Individual Olympics Medals

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an Indian professional badminton player. She is the first Indian to become the Badminton World Champion and only the second individual athlete from India to win two consecutive medals at the Olympic Games. She rose to fame as World no. 2 in April 2017.

PV Sindhu created history as the first woman and second athlete representing India to win two consecutive medals. She defeated He Bing Jiao of China to win the woman’s singles bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020. Earlier Sindhu had suffered a heart- breaking loss to world no. 1 Tai Tzu Ving in the semis.

Sindhu sped to a 4-0 lead, putting down an early marker. He Bing Jiao clawed her way back to make it 5-5 and then made it 6-5 to lead for the first time in the match. Sindhu’s power and action proved perfect for Bing Jiao as the Indian took the first game 21-13. The Chinese tried to stay in touch, but Sindhu was having none of it. The Indian star made it 19-15 to before winning two more consecutive points to finish things off.

India’s President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the shuttler. Also, Andhra Pradesh government has announced that it would honor the Tokyo Olympics Bronze medalist with a cash reward of Rs 30 lakhs upon her return to India, the press reported.

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