Olympics: As PV Sindhu wins bronze for India, a look at her outstanding journey at Tokyo 2020

Written By: Prajakta Bhawsar

Indian star shuttler PV Sindhu scripted history as she defeated He Bing Jiao of China to become the first Indian woman to win two individual Olympic medals. Here's a look at her journey:

Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu vs Ksenia Polikarpova

PV Sindhu made a ruling start to her Olympic mission, defeating Israel's Ksenia Polikarpova in straight games in the women's singles group J match. 

The 26-year-old Indian, seeded 6th, beat the 58th positioned Polikarpova 21-7, 21-10 in a cut sided opening match. 
 

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Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu vs Cheung Ngan Yi

PV Sindhu progressed to the pre-quarterfinals of the event after beating Hong Kong's NY Cheung in a Group J match. 

India's ace shuttler, who had won a silver medal in the last edition in Rio, defeated world No. 34 Cheung 21-9, 21-16 in a 35-minute match to top the group. 

She slid into the knockout stage with a persuading triumph against Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong in her last Group J clash at the Tokyo Olympics. 

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Tokyo Olympics: PV SindhU vs Mia Blichfeldt

Sindhu cruised into the women's singles quarter-finals at the Tokyo Olympics with a straight-game victory over Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt. 

She finished a 21-15, 21-13 win over 13th seed Blichfeldt in a 41-minute match. 

Sindhu knew about Mia Blichfeldt's capacity to grab triumph from losing positions. She had discovered the most difficult way possible. However, not really settled there wouldn't be a subsequent time. 

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Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi

Sindhu booked herself a berth in the semi-finals in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 after beating Akane Yamaguchi in the quarter-finals. 

She defended splendidly and rode on her assault to outmaneuver the 4th seeded Yamaguchi 21-13, 22-20 in a 56-minute quarterfinal. 

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Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu-Ying

Sindhu's dreams of winning a gold medal at Olympics were dashed when she lost to Taiwan's Tai Tzu-Ying in semis. She lost to the world number one in straight games 18-21, 12-21.

With PV Sindhu's loss, India desire to win a gold in Women's Badminton disappeared. 
 

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Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao

India's star shuttler PV Sindhu beat China's eighth seed He Bingjiao in women's singles bronze award match with a 21-13, 21-15 win. This is Sindhu's second Olympics medal. She became the first Indian female Olympian to win two medals and second Indian Olympian with two medals after Wrestler Sushil Kumar. 

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