PV Sindhu again hits the headlines by becoming India’s first female double Olympic medalist and an Indian badminton ace. Her match on Sunday truly was mesmerizing as she dominated 8th seeded Chinese shuttler He Bing Jiao and won the gold medal for the country. Her match was in straight games 21-13 21-15. Talking about He Bing Jiao, she has a rank of 9th in the world, which is two spots below PV Sindhu.
PV Sindhu’s match before Sunday was with none other than world number one Tai Tzu Ying. She lost the match against her which left many fans devastated at that time. However, her match on Sunday made many Indians proud as she showed her best performance and went up to winning the medal for the country.
Well, the overall performance was amazing and she looked much more confident against Jiao as compared to that of Tai Tzu Ying. Her Dropshots and cross shots were amazing on the day of the match and she unleashed her full arsenal of shots against Jiao on Sunday.
With winning another Olympic medal for India in her entire journey PV Sindhu becomes the first Indian female athlete to win 2 Olympic medals. She is also now one of the three Indian athletes to win two individual Olympic medals in the entire history of the Olympics. Before her, Norman Pritchard in 1900 won the medal and Sushil Kumar in 2008 and 2012 got the medal for the country.
Apart from this PV Sindhu is also the second Indian athlete who won medals in the consecutive editions of the Olympics as she won one silver medal in 2016 in the Rio Olympics. She is also only the fourth women’s singles player who won back-to-back medals in the prestigious Olympic games. Also, it is true that Sindhu is the reigning world champion as she has a gold medal from the 2019 edition too.
The Indian star was in a crunch match on Sunday where she defeated her Chinese opponent in just 53 minutes. She was on top of a game with her aggressive moves leading her close to the medal. Initially, she was off the blocks and took a 40 lead in the first game but due to the first error that she made her Chinese opponent got her first point and the score was 2-4. Another unforced error and Sindhu was 5-2 ahead and with that the end of the game the first round was at 5-5. Before the mid-green break, the score was 11-8 and Sindhu closed out the first game with 21-13 by taking the lead. Before closing the second game it was clear that she would win the bronze medal with 21-15 points.
PV Sindhu over the years has become one of the most accomplished athletes of the country having won medals at different tournaments and events worldwide. The Rio medal that she won made her the first female athlete from India to get an Olympic silver medal and this bronze medal from the Tokyo Olympics made her the first female Olympic medalist in the Indian history.