Friday, September 17, 2021

PV Sindhu wins bronze, hockey team enters semi-finals

Desk: PV Sindhu created history at Tokyo Olympics Sunday by becoming the first Indian woman to win two individual medals at Olympics. Sunday proved to be a cheerful day for India as first Sindhu and then the Manpreet Singh-led hockey team brought some happy news to Indian sports lovers.

P V Sindhu beat her Chinese opponent in straight sets to win a bronze.

She has now become the only Indian woman to win two medals in badminton.

The hockey team, on the other hand, defeated Great Britain 3-1 to make it to the semi-final for the first time after 1980.

Now, on Monday morning, the Rani Rampal-led side would take on a formidable Australian side in the quarter-finals.

Earlier in the day, PV Sindhu scripted history on Sunday as she defeated He Bing Jiao of China to become the first Indian woman to win two individual Olympic medals.

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Sindhu routed He Bing Jiao 21-13 and 21-15 in the bronze medal match.

Sindhu was precise and forceful throughout the game and didn’t give her opponent any opportunity in the match.

Earlier, Sindhu had suffered a heart-breaking loss to world no.1 Tai Tzu Ying in the semi-final on Saturday. Sindhu lost the semi-final 18-21, 12-21.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated P V Sindhu for winning the Bronze medal in Badminton at Tokyo Olympics 2020.

The Prime Minister also said that she is India’s pride and one of our most outstanding Olympians.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said: “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”

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