India’s star badminton player PV Sindhu has created history by winning a bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics. He defeated Chinese player He Bingjiao 21-13, 21-15 in the bronze medal match played on Sunday.
This is Sindhu’s second medal in Olympics. Earlier, he had won a silver medal in the Rio Olympics. With this splendid achievement, Sindhu has become the second Indian athlete and the first woman to win two medals at the Olympics. Earlier, wrestler Sushil Kumar had won bronze in Beijing Olympics and silver in London Olympics.
Sindhu had earlier won a silver medal in the Olympic Games held in Rio, Brazil, but she was just a step away from bringing gold. Then she had to face defeat against Carolina Marin of Spain in the final.
Apart from Sindhu, so far only weightlifter Mirabai Chanu and women’s boxer Lovlina Borgohain have sealed the medal in Tokyo. Mirabai won the silver medal in the women’s weightlifting event in the 49 kg weight category. For this, she lifted a total of 202 kg, while Lovlina defeated Nien Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei in the quarter-finals of women’s 69 kg to reach the semi-finals and ensured the country’s second medal at this Olympics.