Tokyo: India’s legendary badminton player PV Sindhu won a medal in the second consecutive Olympics and the Indian men’s hockey team made a mark after 49 years by making it to the semi-finals. Sunday became a historic day for India at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Sindhu won her second Olympic medal
2016 Rio Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu won the bronze medal in the women’s singles event by defeating China’s Bing Xiao 21-13, 21-15 in straight games at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, becoming the first Indian woman to win two medals at the Olympics. Became.
After Sindhu, the Indian hockey team did wonders
After Sindhu, India showed strength in hockey and after 49 years, the men’s hockey team reached the semi-finals. In hockey, the Indian team has repeated history after four decades. India will face Belgium in the semi-finals on August 3. Belgium defeated Spain 3–1 in the third quarter-final match.
India won the gold medal in the 1980 Moscow Olympics
India reached the semi-finals in the Olympics after 49 years. Earlier in the Montreal Olympics (1972), the Indian team reached the semi-finals. Although the Indian team won the gold medal in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, during that time India secured the final ticket by finishing second in the pool of six teams.
Indian team has a chance to win medal in Tokyo Olympics
India’s last medal at the Olympics was in 1980 in Moscow, when the team won the gold medal under the captaincy of Vasudevan Bhaskaran. Since then, the performance of the Indian hockey team has steadily declined and it could not do better after finishing fifth in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. But now after 41 years, the Indian team has a great chance of winning a medal.
Number of medals for India in Tokyo Olympics
PV Sindhu’s bronze medal took India’s tally of medals at the Tokyo Olympics to two. Earlier, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu had won the silver medal. India is currently at joint 59th position in the medal tally.
Sindhu created history
Among men, wrestler Sushil Kumar (Bronze – Beijing 2008, Silver – London 2012) did this feat. Sindhu is the second Indian and the first Indian woman after wrestler Sushil Kumar to win two consecutive Olympic medals. Sushil won a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a silver medal in the 2012 London Olympics.
shuttler who won olympic medal in badminton
Saina Nehwal – Bronze Medal: London Olympics (2012)
PV Sindhu – Silver Medal: Rio Olympics (2016)
PV Sindhu- Bronze Medal: Tokyo Olympics (2020)
Sindhu’s reaction after winning the bronze medal
After winning the bronze medal, Sindhu said, ‘I am very happy because I have worked hard for so many years. Emotions were rising inside me. I should be happy that I won the bronze medal or should be sad that I missed the chance to play in the final. I’m on top of the world. I will enjoy this moment to the fullest. My family has worked hard for me and put in a lot of effort for which I am grateful to them.