PV Sindhu creates history, India rejoices shuttler’s victory

Image Source: Twitter Pusarla V Sindhu scripted history on Sunday as she defeated He Bing Jiao of China to become second Indian and the country's first woman to win two medals at the Olympic Games on Sunday and the shuttler had a lot of emotions running through her as she bagged the bronze medal. She beat China’s He Bingjiao 21-13, 21-15 to bag her second Olympic medal.

Sindhu showed great fortitude as she recovered from her painful semifinal loss to world no.1 Tai Tzu Ying, she rose up like a phoenix and produced an aggressive show at the Musashino Forest Plaza on Sunday. Sindhu mentioned that at first she was not sure if she should be happy about the bronze or be sad about the missed opportunity of another final but in the end, she felt she did really well. Sindhu, who has returned with medals from each of the big-ticket events such as the Commonwealth and Asian Games and the BWF World Tour Finals in the last five years, has once again made the country proud by outwitting eighth seed Bing Jiao 21-13, 21-15 to add a bronze to the silver that she had secured at the 2016 Rio Games.

Image Source: Twitter The country rejoiced at badminton ace P V Sindhu winning her second Olympic medal, and social media flooded with appreciation and congratulatory messages. Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed Sindhu as “one of our most outstanding Olympians”. While the President, Ram Nath Kovind has praised Sindhu for setting “a new yardstick of consistency, dedication and excellence”.

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