Tokyo Games 2020 (July 23 – August 8, 2021): P.V. Sindhu wins Bronze

Tokyo Games 2020 (July 23 – August 8, 2021): P.V. Sindhu wins Bronze

August 2, 2021

1st Indian woman with two individual Olympic medals

India’s P.V. Sindhu defeated He Bing Jiao of China to win the women’s singles bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics. With this win, Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win two individual Olympic medals.

Sindhu dominated Bing Jiao 21-13, 21-15 as she shook off the disappointment of losing the semi-final to Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying on Saturday. She had won silver at Rio Olympics in 2016 after losing to Spain’s Carolina Marin in the final.

Besides Sindhu, wrestler Sushil Kumar is the only other Indian athlete to win two individual medals at the Olympic Games.

Having suffered a heartbreaking loss to Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying in the semi-finals in Saturday, Sindhu came out with purpose on Sunday and stamped her authority in the bronze medal match, right from the start.

Sindhu’s power and guile proved just too much for Bing Jiao as the Indian took the first game 21-13. Like in the first, Sindhu was quick out of the blocks and came out all guns blazing in the second and took a 4-1 lead, going on to open a 11-8 lead in the mid-break. Jiao showed some fight to make it 11-11 but Sindhu once again upped the ante and started to pull away. The Indian star made it 19-15 to before winning two more consecutive points to finish things off.


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