Medal for India: PV Sindhu wins bronze at Tokyo Olympics

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has won the bronze medal at the women’s singles competition in Tokyo Olympics.

PV Sindhu won the bronze medal match against China’s He Bing Jiao in straights sets by 21-13 and 21-15.

Sindhu’s bronze takes India’s tally at the Tokyo games to 2. Earlier, Mirabai Chanu won a silver at the weightlifting competition. India boxer Lovlina Borgohain has already confirmed a medal at the games. She will face B Surmeneli of Turkey in the semifinals on August 4.

With the win, PV Sindhu becomes the first Indian woman to win two individual Olympic medals.

The only Indian to win two individual medals at the Olympics is wrestler Sushil Kumar. He won the bronze medal in 2008 Games in Beijing and went one step better in London Games to win the silver medal, becoming country’s only individual two-time Olympic medallist.

On July 31, 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.

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