Monday, April 22, 2024

Sindhu creates history

  • Wins bronze by beating He Bing Jiao in straight sets
  • First Indian woman to win two individual medals at Olypics
  • President Kovind, PM Modi congratulate Sindhu

Tokyo: India’s PV Sindhu won bronze medal for India by beating China’s He Bing Jiao in a match here on Sunday evening. Thus, Sindhu, a Telugu girl, became the first Indian woman to win two individual Olympic Medals. Sindhu thus made history In Tokyo.  She is the fourth woman in the world to win two Olympic medals.

Sindhu won the first game this evening easily with 21-13 lead while she finished the second with 21-15 sets. On Saturday, Sindhu played against world number one Tai Tzu of China in the semi-final match which she lost 18-21. 12-21. The ace Indian shuttler bagged the bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics. The match lasted 53 minutes.

The only Indian to win two individual medals at the Olympics is wrestler Sushil Kumar who own bronze medal in 2008 Games in Beijing and went one step further by winning silver at London  Games in 2012.

Sindhu was clinical throughout the match and did not give a chance to her younger opponent who hit the ball out of the ground far too many times. Sindhu’s shots were perfect land just inside the line of the boundary. Sindhu won Olympic silver at Rio Games in 2016.

Sindhu is India’s pride

Congratulatory messages poured in as PV Sindhu won the bronze medal by defeating Chinese shuttler He Bing Jiao on Sunday evening. President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, “PV Sindhu becomes the first Indian woman to win medals in two Olympic games. She has set a new yardstick of consistency, dedication and excellence. My heartiest congratulations to her for bringing glory to India.” Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet, “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.”

K. Ramachandra Murthy
K. Ramachandra Murthy
Founder & Editor


  1. I watched the semi finals. In the first set Sindhu was in lead. But Tai Tzu played a very patient game to comeback and win the set and in the next set Sindhu looked nervous and played many erroneous strokes to lose the game with wide margin.


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