India’s double Olympic medallist superstar PV Sindhu made her long-awaited comeback at the ongoing Denmark Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament on Thursday. Sindhu booked her place in the women’s singles quarter-finals as she defeated Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-16, 12-21, 21-15 at the Odense Sports Park.
Notably, after winning the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, Sindhu had taken a break due to the hectic schedule during the Games. Sindhu, seeded fourth, made a bright start and won the first game 21-16. She lost the second game 12-21 but made a strong comeback in the third game with 21-15 win. The 26-year-old Indian shuttler eventually won the contest in 67 minutes to reach the last-eight stage, where she will take on South Korea’s fifth-seeded An Seyoung.
Sindhu delivered a fine performance in her comeback game. However, what caught the attention of the fans was her necklace. The 2016 Rio Games silver medallist was seen sporting a necklace featuring the Olympic rings. The badminton star competed in the match with a special Olympics necklace. Fans were in awe of Sindhu’s necklace on social media and they also praised her for the spirited performance.
Check out how the fans reacted:
All are happy to see her back on court! But look at that necklace 🤩🤩 #OlympicStar
(Only request Sindhu, pls don't give us heartattack with your nail-biting matches😵 constant dhak dhak!) pic.twitter.com/Cb6qw4TAXF
— Badminton Addict (@bad_critic346) October 21, 2021
Loved her necklace😍😍..
Great game by Sindhu as always🔥🔥
— Aditya Narayan Singh (@AdityaNSingh8) October 21, 2021
Beautiful third set by Sindhu , moves into QFs 😍 Tough match against Busanan !! Sindhu's Olympic rings necklace 😍😍
— Kulfi🎈 (@Cool_phii) October 21, 2021
Sindhu's necklace. 👏 pic.twitter.com/Rn6EuqkIAH
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) October 21, 2021
It is worth noting that Sindhu has never won the Denmark Open title. Her best finish has come in 2015, when she ended her campaign as the runner-up. This will be a good opportunity for her to finally win the tournament as both of last year’s tournament finalists – Nozomi Okuhara and Carolina Marin are missing this time around.
Before the Tokyo Olympics, PV Sindhu had also shared a picture on social media of her sporting special Olympics-nail art. It had featured Olympic rings on white nail polish.