Indian Ace shuttler PV Sindhu defeated He Bing Jiao of China to claim her second medal in Olympics. With this, Sindhu becomes the first Indian woman to win two consecutive medals in the Olympics history. Sindhu won a Silver medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016 and successfully won a Bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics today.
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PV Sindhu defeated He Bing Jiao in two straight sets and defeated the 8th seed by 21-13 and 21-15. Sindhu grabbed an early lead in the first set to take an easy 1-0 lead. Bing Jiao showed tough resistance in the second set and kept Sindhu at 11-11 after which Sindhu displayed a fine show and played aggressively to claim the Bronze Medal.
Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur and former Minister Kiren Rijeju congratulated Sindhu for bringing glory to the nation at the Olympics. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of Indian Olympic Committee Abhinav Thakur too congratulated Sindhu.
The Bronze Medal by Sindhu makes it the second medal for India at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Earlier, Weightlifter Meerabai Chanu had bagged a Silver Medal for India. Sindhu’s campaign for a Gold was brutally ended as she lost to World No. 1 Tai Tzu-Ying in two straight sets. Taiwanese Tai will face Y.Chen in her Gold Medal match.
Day 10 has finally bought some glory for the Indians as a wait for the second medal is ended with Sindhu’s campaign. Boxer Lovlina Borgohain has assured a medal for India as she reached the Women’s Welterweight 69kg Semi-Final. Borgohain will face B.Surmeneli from Turkey in her semifinal on 4th August 2021.
The Indian Men’s and Women’s Team has reached the knockout stage. Indian men are onto a good start in the Quarterfinals against England as they take a 2-0 lead into the third quarter. India will likely win the quarterfinal and qualify for the semifinal. The Men’s team is highly anticipated to win a medal for India in Tokyo.
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