India’s medal count has gone up to three at the Tokyo Olympics, as P. V. Sindhu won the Bronze on Sunday. Men, meanwhile, Individual or as a team, are yet to secure a medal.
The Indian star shuttler, who had lost the semifinal earlier to Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-Ying, brought her best to the match against He Bingjiao, as she defeated the Chinese player 21-13, 21-15.
The Badminton victory makes Pusarla Venkata Sindhu the first Indian female sportsperson to have won two individual medals or even consecutive medals at the Olympics. She won the silver medal in Rio Olympics, 2016.
Sindhu is only the fourth woman in the world to have accomplished that.
Three Medals so far
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, from Manipur, who had already won a silver medal for India at the Tokyo Olympics in the women’s 49 kg category by lifting a combined weight of 202 kg, congratulated P. V. Sindhu.
Lovlina Borgohain, the boxer from Assam, will play the semifinal on August 4th in the women’s welterweight category.
She is assured of a Bronze Medal by making it to the semifinal, but it is also possible that she could secure a Silver or a Gold Medal.
As Lovlina’s medal is assured but not yet awarded, some of the congratulations pouring in for P. V. Sindhu’s medal are counting it only as India’s second medal.
Congratulations pour in
Congratulations poured in for Sindhu as she upped India’s medal tally to three. Here is the President’s message.
And from the Prime Minister –
From Rahul Gandhi –