Bhubaneswar: Adding another feather to her cap, Indian shuttler PV Sindhu won bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Sindhu defeated China’s He Bingjiao 21- 13, 21-15 in women’s singles badminton match at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo.
With Sindhu’s win India has bagged two medals – one silver and one bronze – in the ongoing Olympics.
Earlier, Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won silver medal in the Games.
It is Sindhu’s second medal at the Olympics after she won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She also becomes the first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals.
President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated Sindhu and tweeted, “P V Sindhu becomes the first Indian woman to win medals in two Olympic games. She has set a new yardstick of consistency, dedication and excellence. My heartiest congratulations to her for bringing glory to India.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated the Indian woman shuttler and tweeted, “We are all elated by the stellar performance by @Pvsindhu1. Congratulations to her on winning the Bronze at @Tokyo2020. She is India’s pride and one of our most outstanding Olympians. #Tokyo2020”
Congratulating Sindhu Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in a tweet stated, “Well done! Congratulate @Pvsindhu1 on her historic win to secure the Bronze medal in #Tokyo2020 #Badminton finals. Her triumph, the consecutive Olympic medals and grit is both exemplary and inspiring. Wish her my best.”