Sindhu becomes first badminton player to win two consecutive Olympic medals
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) | Indian women’s badminton star PV Sindhu on Sunday defeated Xiao He Bing of China to win the women’s singles bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Sixth seed Sindhu, who won a silver medal in Rio Olympics, defeated eighth seed Bing 21-13, 21-15 in 52 minutes at Musashino Forest Plaza Court No. 1 to become the first Indian badminton player and second athlete to win two consecutive Olympic medals. Became.
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It should be noted that this was only Sindhu’s second Olympics. Sindhu made her debut in Rio. Not only this, Sidhu is the second Indian after wrestler Sushil Kumar to win two consecutive Olympic medals. Sushil won a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a silver medal in the 2012 London Olympics. Sindhu lost to Carolina Marin of Spain in the final at the Rio Olympics. In Tokyo here, Sindhu was defeated by Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan in the semi-finals.