PV Sindhu won a bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics by defeating He Bing Jiao of China 21-13, 21-15 on Sunday.

With this win, Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win 2 consecutive individual Olympic medals.

In the 2016 Summer Olympics, she became the first Indian badminton player to reach a final in Olympics and won the silver medal after losing out to Spain’s Carolina Marin.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Sindhu for her performance and making India proud.

PM Modi said Sindhu is India’s “pride” and one of the “most outstanding Olympians” of the country.

“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”

As per a match report, PV Sindhu was clinical throughout the game on Sunday and didn’t give her opponent any chance in the match.

On Saturday, Sindhu suffered a loss to world no.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the semi-final of the mega event 18-21, 12-21.

Union home minister Amit Shah tweeted: “Well played@Pvsindhu1. Time and again you have proved your unparalleled commitment and devotion towards the game. May you continue to bring glory to the nation. We are proud of your remarkable accomplishment.”

Union law & justice minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted: “India strikes 3rd Olympic Medal at #Tokyo2020
Very proud of you @Pvsindhu1 on winning Bronze, your 2nd Olympic medal and making India proud.”

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