Olympics 2020: PV Sindhu wins a bronze medal and becomes the first Indian woman with two individual medals

PV Sindhu defeated China's He Bing Jiao and conquered the bronze medal in badminton women's singles. She is the first Indian woman to win two individual Olympics medals.

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PV Sindhu won the bronze medal in badminton women's singles, defeating China's He Bing Jiao. She has now become the first Indian woman to win two individual Olympics medals. After the disappointment of losing in the semi-final to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying, the Indian badminton player conquered the bronze medal with a spectacular win with 21-13, 21-15. 

Sindhu advanced to a 4-0 lead, putting down an early marker. He Bing Jiao soon level up the score at 5-5 and then made it a 6-5 for the first time in the match. The Indian badminton player made a comeback with some more authoritative shots leading ahead with 11-8 in the mid-game interval of the first game. The Chinese player had to work hard against the dominant smashes and retrieval of Sindhu and took the first game by 21-13. 

The Indian player made a quick lead of 4-1 in the second round and soon lead to 11-8 in the mid-break. He Bing Jiao tried to level up at 11-11 but, Sindhu again upped the ante and started to pull away. China's player tried to coupe up with the Indian badminton player but failed in it, as Sindhu made a 19-15 lead before winning two consecutive points to finish the match.