PV Sindhu : 1st Indian Women to Win 2 Olympic Medals

PV Sindhu secured a bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and became the first Indian woman to win two individual Olympic medals.

Badminton player PV Sindhu is at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan. There she played against Tai Tzu Ying from Taiwan in the semi-finals on 31 July. Sadly she lost the match. She then went on to play against He Bingjiao of China. Sindhu beat her and won a bronze medal in the women’s singles. With this win, Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win two individual Olympic medals. She had earlier won a silver at the Rio De Janeiro Olympics in 2016. Besides Sindhu, wrestler Sushil Kumar is the only other Indian athlete to win two individual medals at the Olympic Games. Before the Games began, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked Sindhu about her diet and if she had to forgo one of her favourite food items -- ice-cream -- as part of her preparation. The Prime Minister had told her then that if she returned with a medal, he would have ice cream with her. After her win over Bing Jiao, her father PV Ramana said that she would be taking PM Modi up on his offer when she returns from Tokyo. Having won Olympic medals in Tokyo and Rio, PV Sindhu said, “I now look forward to competing in the 2024  Olympic Games in Paris, France. I am determined to win a gold medal for India.” After 49 years, India’s hockey team beat Britain and qualified for the Semi-Finals.