Ace badminton participant PV Sindhu clinches the bronze medal for India after defeating China’s He Bing Jiao 21-13 21-15 within the third place play-off at Musashino Forest Plaza on Sunday.
With this, Sindhu turns into the primary Indian lady to win two particular person medals at Olympics. Wrestler Sushil Kumar is the primary and solely different Indian to win two Olympic medals, following up his bronze at 2008 Beijing with a silver on the London version.
“I’m on cloud 9. Worked laborious for so a few years. I feel I’ve executed rather well. I had lots of feelings going via me – ought to I be blissful that I received bronze or unhappy that I misplaced the chance to play within the closing?” acknowledged Sindhu after her win.
“My household labored laborious for me & put in lots of effort so I’m very grateful. Indian followers confirmed me their love and help and I’m very grateful to every and everybody of them. There have been actually lengthy rallies however I needed to be affected person and calm. Even although I used to be main, I did not loosen up,” she added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the ace shuttler on her win tweeting, “She is India’s satisfaction and considered one of our most excellent Olympians.”
“PV Sindhu turns into the primary Indian lady to win medals in two Olympic video games. She has set a brand new yardstick of consistency, dedication and excellence. My heartiest congratulations to her for bringing glory to India,” tweeted President Ram Nath Kovind congratulating the shuttler.
Now, Sindhu hopes India can use her achievement as a springboard for extra badminton success.
“I’m positive lots of kids and others will get motivated to work laborious and are available up,” she stated after her win.
“I’m positive we are able to do that. If I can do it, everyone can do it.”
Speaking to information company ANI, Sindhu’s mother and father expressed their elation for their daughter.
“I feel she’s approaching Aug 3. I’m planning to go to Delhi. We need to get as many medals as we are able to for nation at Olympics. PM inspired her & advised Sindhu that we’ll eat ice-cream collectively after coming back from Tokyo. Now, she’ll eat ice-cream with PM,” stated PV Ramana, Sindhu’s father.
“We are very blissful. She received two medals, a silver at Rio Olympics and a bronze in Tokyo. We will certainly have a good time. She was just a little upset yesterday. We merely requested her to loosen up and play properly,” stated her mom P Vijaya.
The 26-year-old silver-medallist from the Rio Games’ hopes of securing India’s first-ever Olympic gold in badminton got here crashing down as she slumped to a straight-game defeat towards world no.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei within the girls’s singles semifinals on Saturday.
Up towards an opponent, who has overwhelmed her 9 instances to date within the final 15 conferences, Sindhu confirmed nice willpower to outplay Bing Jiao together with her aggression to scoop India’s third medal at Tokyo.
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has already gone again after gathering a silver, whereas boxer Lovlina Borgohain is assured of no less than bronze to date.
With this win, the sixth seeded Sindhu additionally made up for the straight-game loss to world no.1 Tai Tzu Ying within the semifinals on Saturday.
One of probably the most constant gamers, who has claimed medals in all big-ticket occasions within the final 5 years, Sindhu could not counter Tai Tzu’s deception together with her aggressive sport, taking place 18-21 12-21 right here.
It was Sindhu’s 14th loss to the Taiwanese second seed in 19 conferences, having additionally misplaced to her within the final three face-offs.
On Thursday, Sindhu had notched up a straight-game conquer Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt, thirteenth seed, within the pre-quarterfinals.
She was the lone Indian in fray in badminton after males’s singles participant B Sai Praneeth and males’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy did not qualify for the knockout stage.
(With company inputs)
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