PV Sindhu scripted history as she defeated He Bing Jiao of China to become the first Indian woman to win two individual Olympic medals, Sindhu also becomes the fourth woman to win a single’s medal in consecutive Olympic Games, she had earlier won a silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Sindhu dominated the Chinese opponent right from the beginning and didn’t give her any chance to make a comeback as she won the first two sets 21-13 and 21-15 respectively as Sindhu made sure that her name will be written in bold letters in the annals of India’s sporting history. Sindhu’s defence throughout the tournament was absolutely top-notch, something which she used as she hardly made an error against Bing Jiao. Even though Bing Jao had beaten Sindhu nine times in the last 15 matches they faced each other, PV showed great passion and determination to outplay her opponent as she clinched a Bronze medal for her nation, India’s third at the Tokyo Olympics. With this win, the 6th ranked shuttler also made up for her loss against Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying, seeded number 1 in world rankings.
India beat Great Britian 3-1 as the men in blue create history:
History was created as the very determined and passionate Indian men’s hockey team advanced to the Olympic semi-finals for the first time in 49 years as the men in blue beat Great Britain 3-1 in the quarter-finals. India now are in touching distance of a medal in the sport, something which has proved to be very difficult in the last 4 decades. The last time the team played in an Olympic semi-final was way back in 1972 where they lost 2-0 to arch-rivals Pakistan.
What next for team India?
India will now take on World Champions Belgium in the semifinal on Tuesday, Belgium meanwhile defeated Spain 3-1 in their quarter-final to book their place in the semifinals round. While the other semifinal will be played between Australia and Germany.