Star Indian shuttler P V Sindhu on Sunday grew to become solely the second Indian to win two Olympic medals, securing a bronze after a straight-game win over world no.9 He Bing Jiao of China within the girls’s singles third-place play-off right here.
Sindhu, who has returned with medals from every of the big-ticket occasions akin to Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and BWF World Tour Finals within the final 5 years, outwitted eighth seed Bing Jiao 21-13 21-15 so as to add a bronze to her silver that she had secured on the 2016 Rio Games.
Wrestler Sushil Kumar is the primary and solely different Indian to win two Olympic medals, following up his bronze at 2008 Beijing with a silver on the London version.
Up towards an opponent, who has crushed her 9 occasions to this point within the final 15 conferences, Sindhu confirmed nice willpower to outplay Bing Jiao along with her aggression to scoop India’s third medal at Tokyo.
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has already gone again after gathering a silver, whereas boxer Lovlina Borgohain is assured of no less than bronze to this point.
With this win, the sixth seeded Sindhu additionally made up for the straight-game loss to world no.1 Tai Tzu Ying within the semifinals on Saturday.
She had crushed Japanese world no 5 Akane Yamaguchi within the quarterfinals.
Earlier, males’s singles participant B Sai Praneeth and the lads’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy had did not qualify for the knockout stage.