Mumbai. Rio Olympics silver medalist and world champion sixth seed badminton player PV Sindhu won the bronze medal in the women’s singles event in Tokyo on Sunday. She defeated eighth seed He Bing Xiao of China 21-13, 21-15 in Tokyo to clinch the medal. With this she became the first Indian female player to win two medals at the Olympics.
Sindhu’s bronze medal took India’s medal tally to two in Tokyo Olympics. Earlier, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu had won the silver medal. India is currently at joint 59th position in the medal tally. Many actors including Bollywood actors, actresses have congratulated PV Sindhu on winning the bronze medal. Bollywood celebs have written on social media that ‘PV Sindhu, the country is proud of you’.
Sunny Deol’s tweet.
Bollywood actor and BJP MP Sunny Deol has said that India is proud of you. He wrote in the tweet- ‘We are proud of you PV Sindhu. You are the first woman to win 2 medals from India in the Olympics. India and Indians are proud of you.
Dia Mirza gave best wishes.
Bollywood actress Dia Mirza has congratulated PV Sindhu for winning a medal in the Olympics. He wrote in the tweet, ‘You are gold girl PV Sindhu, congratulations to you. India is proud of you’.
Abhishek Bachchan’s tweet.
Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan has also wished PV Sindhu for winning a medal in the Olympics. She wrote in a tweet from her Twitter handle that, ‘Congratulations on winning a bronze medal in the Olympics and becoming the first Indian woman player to win two medals in two Olympics. India is proud of you.
Taapsee Pannu’s tweet.
Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu has also wished Sindhu. He wrote in the tweet- ‘Our girl is coming home with a bronze medal. Sindhu did it. One color at a time. Come on champ, it’s time for celebration. Will be celebrated with you. Apart from these artists, Sai Dharam Tej, Neha Dhupia, Adnan Sami and other artists of South Film Industry have also congratulated PV Sindhu on winning the medal.
After winning the bronze medal, Sindhu said, ‘I am very happy because I have worked hard for so many years. Emotions were brimming in 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. He said, ‘I am in seventh heaven. 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.
Sindhu’s bronze medal took India’s medal tally to two in Tokyo Olympics. Earlier, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu had won the silver medal. India is currently at joint 59th position in the medal tally. Before Sindhu, veteran wrestler Sushil Kumar became the first Indian to win two individual medals at the Olympics by winning a bronze medal at the Beijing 2008 Games and a silver medal at the London 2012 Games.
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