PV Sindhu clinches bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo, Aug 1 (FN Agency) Star Indian shuttler P V Sindhu clinched the bronze medal after beating world no 9 He Bing Jiao of China in the women’s singles third-place play-off, here on Sunday. Sindhu outclassed eighth seed Bing Jiao 21-13 21-15 in over 53 minutes at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza court to add to her Rio 2016 silver. With this win, she became the first Indian woman, and second Indian after wrestler Sushil Kumar, to win two individual Olympic medals. Sushil had won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a silver at the London edition.

Telangana CM congratulates Sindhu for winning bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (Representative) Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao congratulated India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu who won a bronze medal in the women’s singles category in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. In a message here on Sunday, the Chief Minister expressed happiness on PV Sindhu creating history as she became the first Indian woman who has accomplished victory by winning medals in two successive Olympics. Sindhu on Sunday won the bronze medal for India after defeating China’s He Bing Jiao 21-13 21-15 at Musashino Forest Plaza in Tokyo, Japan. Now, Sindhu has become the first Indian woman to win two individual medals at Olympics. She had won the silver medal in Rio Olympics in 2016. Wrestler Sushil Kumar was the first and only other Indian to win two Olympic medals. He had won bronze in Beijing Olympics (2008) and silver in London Olympics (2012).