She is India’s pride: PM Narendra Modi congratulates PV Sindhu for winning bronze at Tokyo 2020

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate PV Sindhu on her bronze medal win.

Ritesh PathakAuthor

Updated - 01 August 2021 06:31 PM

Sindhu and Modi

India won its second medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 after PV Sindhu won a bronze medal in Women's badminton singles. Sindhu defeated He Bingjiao of China in the Bronze medal match. The Indian shuttler won the match in two straight sets as she defeated Bingjiao 21-18, 21-15 . With this win, Sindhu secured India's first bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics and the second medal overall after Mirabai Chanu's sliver in weightlifting. Everyone from India expressed their happiness at this historic moment. The Indian Prime Minister also did not hold back from congratulating the star Indian shuttler.

Check out PM Modi's tweet here:

Sindhu wins her second Olympics medal

The ace Indian shuttler won her second Olympic medal when she won a bronze at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. She also became the first Indian woman to win consecutive Olympic medals. Sindhu had previously won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. If we talk about her match against He BingJiao, Sindhu was all charged up right from the first serve. She never looked flustered and kept coming at the Chinese right from start.

In the first set itself, Sindhu was ahead for most of the time. She used her height to the fullest and kept smashing hard in both the sets. The Chinese tried hard to fight her way back in the game but Sindhu looked extremely determined. She took the match in straight sets of 21-12, 21-15. Earlier, Sindhu was denied gold as she lost to Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-Ying in the semifinals. Tzu-Ying defeated Sindhu 21-18, 21-12 in a closely-fought encounter.


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