PV Sindhu defeated Chinese shuttler Bing Xiao 2-0 in straight games to win the bronze medal. This is her second medal at the Olympics.
Indian star shuttler PV Sindhu created history by conquering the bronze medal in the badminton women's singles category at the Tokyo Olympics-2020. She has not only become the first shuttler in badminton history to win two medals for India, but also the first female athlete to do so in an individual sport. She has become second athlete to do so in overall individual games after Sushil Kumar. Earlier, she had won a silver medal in the Rio Olympics.
Sindhu performed brilliantly in the bronze medal match to beat China's Bing Xiao 2-0 in two straight games in 53 minutes. She won the first game 21-13 and created history by winning the second game 21-15. She had lost to Tai Tzu Ying in the semi-finals and missed her chance to upgrade her medal. But after that she performed brilliantly in the bronze medal match.
First game: Sindhu's tremendous game
The Indian star shuttler started well here as in the earlier matches. Immediately took a 3-0 lead then 5-3. But Chinese Shutller bounced back and forced Sindhu to make some mistakes in the nets. The score was tied at 6-6. From here both the players fight for one point each.
After this, a robust rally was also seen, in which Sindhu took a 10-8 lead to her name with a brilliant solid smash. By the break, Sindhu was leading with 11-8. Returning to the court after the break, Sindhu made great use of crosses and smashes to take the lead to 17-11 and later she won the first game 21-13.
Second game: When wall of China collapsed
The second game started almost like the first game. Sindhu first took a big lead of 3-1, 5-2 and then 8-3. During this, Sindhu's spin, cross and smash shots were worth watching. The Chinese opponent was trying her best to make a comeback, but Sindhu had expressed her intentions to lead 11-7 at the break. After this, she did not just win the bronze medal by finishing second game with 21-15 but also created history.
India's third medal
Earlier, in weightlifting, Mirabai Chanu had put India's silver medal in the bag, while Lovleen has confirmed the medal in boxing. However,she hasn’t competed yet. With Sindhu's bronze medal, India has three medals to its name.