PV Sindhu wins second consecutive Olympic Medal, bags bronze at Tokyo

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  1 Aug 2021 1:00 PM GMT
PV Sindhu wins second consecutive Olympic Medal, bags bronze at Tokyo

Hyderabad: After a disappointing loss against Tai Tzu-ying in the semi-final, India's star shuttler defeated China's He Bingjiao in straight sets 21-13, 21-15, in the Bronze Medal Playoff at Tokyo's Musashino Forest Plaza on Sunday.

Rio's Silver Medalist, PV Sindhu looked to attack from the word go as the Chinese had no answers to Sindhu's smashes. Although both the opponents had great rallies, Sindhu clearly had the upper hand as she won the first set 21-13.

Moving onto the second set, He Bingjiao looked more settled and made less errors as the game went on with both the shuttlers scoring points at regular intervals. After a point, Sindhu didn't take much time to take a four-point lead. She quickly capitalised on the lead & finished the game to win her second consecutive Olympic Medal at Tokyo.

Emotions were high as Sindhu ensured India's third medal at the Tokyo Olympics after Mirabai Chanu bagged a silver in Weightlifting & Lovlina Borgohain reached the semi-finals in the Women's Welterweight category to ensure a medal.

Sindhu's journey at Tokyo began in a dominant fashion as she beat all her opponents in straight sets until the semi-final. Placed in the Group -J, She first went head to head with Ksenia Polikarpova of Israel & beat her 21-7, 21-10.

She then beat Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong 21-9, 21-16 in straight sets & remained unbeaten in the Group stage. She then faced Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark in the Round of 16 and beat her 21-15, 21-13, to reach the quarter-finals.

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