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    Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu wins bronze medal defeating China's BJ He

    Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu wins bronze medal defeating China's BJ He

    Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu wins bronze medal defeating China's BJ He
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    By CNBC-TV18  IST (Updated)

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    PV Sindhu is only the fourth female player in Olympics to win consecutive medals in badminton singles.

    Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has won bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics defeating China's BJ He. On Saturday, Sindhu lost to Tai Tzu-ying of Chinese Taipei by 18-21, 12-21 in women's singles semi-final. PV Sindhu is only the fourth female player in Olympics to win consecutive medals in badminton singles.
    "My family worked hard for me & put in a lot of effort so I'm very thankful. Indian fans showed me their love &support& I'm very thankful to each and everyone of them.There were really long rallies but I had to be patient &calm. Even though I was leading, I didn't relax," PV Sindhu said.
    Sindhu is the first Indian woman to win two individual Olympic medals and only the second Indian athelete, after Sushil Kumar, to win two individual Olympic medals.
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    Indian Badminton Chief National Coach P Gopichand in a statement congratulated "awesome" PV Sindhu on her 2nd successive Olympics medal. "It is all due to the hard work by her, team of coaches & support staff. I also want to thank Sports Ministry, SAI & BAI," he said.
    Sindhu couldn’t counter Tai Tzu’s deception with her aggressive game. This was Sindhu’s 14th loss to the Taiwanese second seed in 19 meetings, having also lost to her in the last three face-offs.
    On Friday, Sindhu, seeded sixth, had beaten Japanese world no.5 Akane Yamaguchi in the quarterfinals.
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