India’s star badminton player PV Sindhu has created history. She became the first woman player from India to win two consecutive medals in the Olympics. Overall, she is the second athlete from India after Sushil Kumar. Sindhu defeated Xiao Bing He of China 21-13, 21-15 in just 52 minutes in the bronze medal match. Sindhu had earlier won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Sushil won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
India’s third medal in overall Olympic badminton
Bronze Medal: London Olympics (2012)
Silver Medal: Rio Olympics (2016)
Bronze medal: Tokyo Olympics (2020)
PV Sindhu happy after winning the bronze medal.
India’s PV Sindhu hugs Coach Park Ji Sang.
India has so far 3 medals in Tokyo Olympics
This is India’s third medal in the Tokyo Olympics. First of all, Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in the 49 kg weight category of weightlifting. At the same time, boxer Lovlina Borgohain has ensured a medal for India by reaching the semi-finals of the 69 kg welterweight category.
Sindhu won the match in just 52 minutes
In the first game, Sindhu made a good start and took a 4-0 lead. After this, Xiao returned to level 5-5. Then the first half of the game ended 11-8 with great shots by Sindhu. After this Sindhu did not let her lead go down. In just 23 minutes, the Indian star shuttler won the first game.
In the second game too, Sindhu made a great start to lead the game 11-8. However, the Chinese player scored 3 points in a row and leveled the score at 11-11. After this Sindhu made good use of smashes and long shots to score 4 points and made the score 15-11. After this Xiao could score only 4 points and Sindhu scored 6 points to win the second game and bronze medal. Sindhu won the game in just 29 minutes.
Sindhu won the first game in just 23 minutes and the second game in 29 minutes.
Sindhu made excellent use of smashes and long shots during the match. He showed an attacking game instead of a long rally.
So far 16 matches have been played between Sindhu-Jiao
There have been a total of 16 matches between Sindhu and Xiao so far. Out of this, Xiao has won 9 matches and Sindhu has won 7 matches. Sindhu has defeated Xiao in the last two matches. Prior to this match, Sindhu had defeated the Chinese player 21-19, 21-19.
Sindhu lost in the semi-final match
Sindhu had lost 21-18, 21-13 to world No. 1 Taizu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals. After losing this match, she was out of the race for gold and silver.
Journey of PV Sindhu in Tokyo Olympics
Defeated Ksenia Polikarpova of Israel 21-7, 21-10 in the first match
In the second match, she defeated Hong Kong’s Gun Yi Chiung 21-9, 21-16.
Beat Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt 21-15, 21-13 in the pre-quarterfinals
Beat Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi 21-13, 22-20 in the quarterfinals
In the semi-finals, Taiju Ying of Chinese Taipei defeated Sindhu 21-18, 21-12.
She defeated Xiao Bing of China 21-13, 21-15 in the bronze medal match.