Tokyo: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu won the bronze medal in women’s singles badminton at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Sindhu defeated He Bing Jiao 21-13, 21-15 to became the first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals.
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After winning, Sindhu said, “I was very young then (when she won silver in Rio). People did not have much expectations. I was a newcomer. This time, it was normal that there was more pressure, responsibility. This was very different because years have gone by. Experience wise, game-style wise, a lot has happened in between. Getting a medal here is a wonderful moment for me.”
“There’s a lot of effort that has gone into this. When it pays off, you feel like you are on Cloud 9,” said Sindhu.