Sindhu clinched her second Olympic medal.
Indian badminton player PV Sindhu created history on Sunday (August 1) by becoming the first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals. She achieved the feat by defeating China’s He Bing Jiao in the women’s singles bronze medal match in Tokyo Olympics 2020. Sindhu dominated the Chinese shuttler throughout the contest and walked away with a comfortable 21-13 win at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza.
On Saturday, Sindhu was up against the world number one Tai Tzu of Chinese Taipei in the semi-final match which she lost 18-21, 12-21 on Saturday. Although she got out of the final race, Sidhu defeated He Bing Jiao to get her hands on the prestigious bronze medal. Notably, Sindhu had also clinched a silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics and this was her second medal.
Twitterati goes berserk as PV Sindhu creates history
The only Indian to win two individual medals at the Olympics is wrestler Sushil Kumar. Hence, this is a massive feat not for just the 26-year-old but for the entire nation. Owing to this fact, netizens went berserk after Sindhu’s triumph with social media getting flooded with greetings and messages.
For the unversed, Sindhu burst onto the scenes at the Asian Championships 2014 where she won the bronze medal. The Indian shuttler had a dream year as she went on to win bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games as well. In fact, Sindhu also won her first of 5 World Championship medals in 2014.
Extending her sensational run, Sindhu stunned one and all with her brilliance in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Although she wasn’t among the favourites, the youngster showed her class and clinched the silver at the women’s singles badminton event. Notably, Sindhu had fallen agonisingly short of the gold medal as she lost the title match to Spain’s Carolina Marin despite starting well.
Nevertheless, Sindhu now has another Olympic medal in her cabinet and fans can’t keep calm. Seconds after she got the glory, Twitter got flooded with congratulatory messages. Several members of the cricket fraternity including VVS Laxman, Anil Kumble, and Wasim Jaffer also celebrated the youngster’s achievement.
Medals in successive Olympics.#PVSindhu , you have made the country proud.
Tremendous achievement on becoming the first Indian woman and only the second Indian athlete to win two individual medals. So grateful for the joy you have given us all. pic.twitter.com/1H7wsk54ID
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 1, 2021
Heartiest congratulations @Pvsindhu1 for 🥉 Bronze medal.#TokyoOlympics
— Navdeep Saini (@navdeepsaini96) August 1, 2021
Phenomenal performance @Pvsindhu1! First Indian woman and second Indian to win two Olympic medals. #Tokyo2020 #Badminton
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) August 1, 2021
Isaayi Muslim Sikh Hindu,
Sabko jodein #PVSindhu .
First Indian woman to win two Olympic medals.
Congratulations on the #Bronze pic.twitter.com/D0CvxszTC4
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 1, 2021
So proud of #PVSindhu . What a historic moment. pic.twitter.com/xcbFe85SPy
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) August 1, 2021
Congratulations @Pvsindhu1. Proud of your achievement. 👏👏
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 1, 2021
Another medal for 🇮🇳
Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 What a dominant performance 🏸👏🏻 #TeamIndia #Olympics #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/BpxGduszQH
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 1, 2021
Sindhu- You superstar! 💪🏾 #Badminton #TeamIndia #OlympicGames
— Shikha Pandey (@shikhashauny) August 1, 2021
Yes yes yes she’s a champion ..! PV Sindhu.. @Pvsindhu1
— Amol Muzumdar (@amolmuzumdar11) August 1, 2021
“SUPER SINDHU” has made us proud again! What an athlete! 🏸
Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 for yet another supremely successful @Olympics campaign for #TeamIndia.#PVSindhu | #Badminton | #Tokyo2020 | #TokyoOlympics2020 | #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/R7varH7p57
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) August 1, 2021
Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 …super duper achievement…👏👏👏
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) August 1, 2021
Wow #PVSindhu ,
Two Olympics, two medals , and a nation super proud. pic.twitter.com/vCqt7qU4AV
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) August 1, 2021
Proud moment for all of us.
Great achievement @Pvsindhu1 Congratulations. #proudindian #Olympics2021
— Chetan Sharma (@chetans1987) August 1, 2021