Indian shuttler PV Sindhu created history on Sunday by winning the bronze medal match against China’s He Bingjiao at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. She won the match by 21-13, 21-15 to become the first Indian woman to win two individual Olympic medals.
Sindhu is also only the 4th women’s singles player to win back-to-back medals at the Olympic Games.
“Isaayi Muslim Sikh Hindu, Sabko jodein #PVSindhu. First Indian woman to win two Olympic medals. Congratulations on the #Bronze,” tweeted former India cricketer Virender Sehwag.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 1, 2021
Ex-India opener Wasim Jaffer also congratulated Sindhu on her dominant performance in Sunday’s match.
“SUPER SINDHU!! Another medal for India. Congratulations @Pvsindhu1. What a dominant performance. #TeamIndia #Olympics #Tokyo2020,” Jaffer captioned his Twitter post.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 1, 2021
Here’s how others reacted:
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) August 1, 2021
Medals in successive Olympics.#PVSindhu , you have made the country proud.
Tremendous achievement on becoming the first Indian woman and only the second Indian athlete to win two individual medals. So grateful for the joy you have given us all. pic.twitter.com/1H7wsk54ID
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 1, 2021
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 1, 2021
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 1, 2021
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) August 1, 2021
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) August 1, 2021
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 1, 2021
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) August 1, 2021
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) August 1, 2021
𝐒𝐇𝐄 𝐇𝐀𝐒 𝐃𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐈𝐓! 🥉
Second medal for India at #Tokyo2020, second medal for PV Sindhu as an Olympian 🤩
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) August 1, 2021
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) August 1, 2021
Sensational #Sindhu!! 👏👏
2 olympics, 2 medals!! You’ve made the country proud.
Hearty congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 for this massive win! 🇮🇳
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) August 1, 2021
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) August 1, 2021
First Indian woman to win 2 individual #Olympic medals 🥈🥉
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) August 1, 2021
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) August 1, 2021
Congratulations @Pvsindhu1. Proud of your achievement. 👏👏
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 1, 2021
BRONZE IT IS!!! 🥉
Take a bow, #PVSindhu 🙇♀
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) August 1, 2021
— Shikha Pandey (@shikhashauny) August 1, 2021
The 26-year-old silver-medallist from the Rio Games’ hopes of securing India’s first-ever Olympic gold in badminton came crashing down as she lost in straight-games to Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the women’s singles semifinals on Saturday.