HAPPY BIRTHDAY PV SINDHU: One of the most successful sportswomen, PV Sindhu, is the only Indian woman to win two Olympic medals. With the Commonwealth Games scheduled for July and the prestigious World Championship scheduled for August, fans and devotees of the game can certainly expect to experience Sindhu’s signature style of play this year. As the commuter celebrates her birthday today, it’s time to remember some of her amazing victories on the world stage.
- Silver medal at the 2016 Olympics
Sindhu made history at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after managing to seal her place in the women’s singles final. Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 21-10. In the summit clash, Sindhu took on two-time world champion and world No. 1 Carolina Marin. Sindhu lost 19-21, 21-12, 21-15 and took the silver medal.
- Bronze medal at the 2020 Olympics
Sindhu had a brilliant performance in the bronze medal match against his Chinese opponent He Bingjiao at the Tokyo Olympics. Sindhu took a convincing 21-13, 21-15 win to clinch the bronze medal.
- Gold medal at the 2019 World Championships
The Hyderabad-born commuter achieved another historic feat after outclassing Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the final of the 2019 BWF World Championships. Sindhu became the first Indian to win the championships since its inception in 1977. In the final, Sindhu won won a comfortable 21-7, 21-7 win to win the prestigious gold medal. Additionally, the win also helped her tie two-time Olympic gold medalist Zhang Ning’s record of five medals at the event.
- Silver medalist at the 2018 Asian Games
Sindhu won 21-17, 15-21, 21-10 against Japanese opponent Akane Yamaguchi to advance to the historic final. Sindhu became the first Indian to reach the final of a singles event at the Asian Games. Unfortunately, in the summit clash, Sindhu suffered a 13-21 16-21 loss to Chinese Taipei’s Tzu Ying and had to settle for a silver medal.
- Silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
Sindhu defeated defending champion Michelle Li in the semi-finals of the 2018 Commonwealth match. Sindhu beat her Canadian opponent in back-to-back matches 21-18, 21-8 to set up the final clash with Saina Nehwal. In the final, Sindhu conceded defeat to Nehwal and had to settle for a silver medal.
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