PV Sindhu receives warm welcome on his arrival, 1st Indian to win two consecutive Olympic medals

PV Sindhu is the first Indian woman athlete to win two consecutive Olympic medals. The Indian star shuttler had earlier won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.


Indian star badminton player PV Sindhu, who won bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics, returned home on Tuesday. She received a warm welcome at the Delhi airport. Sindhu's coach was also with her. During this Sindhu said, 'I am very happy. I am grateful to everyone including the Badminton Association, who supported me and encouraged me. It's a very happy moment.'

PV Sindhu won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics by defeating Chinese player Bing Xiao 21-13, 21-15 in straight sets. With this, she became the first Indian woman and second player to win two Olympic medals.

PV Sindhu is the first Indian woman athlete to win two consecutive Olympic medals. The Indian star shuttler had earlier won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Sindhu said she was disappointed after the semi-final loss, but coach Park Tae-sang inspired her that everything is not over yet. Sindhu had lost 18-21, 12-21 to Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals. She said, "I was disappointed after the loss in the semi-finals as I could not challenge for the gold medal. Coach Park then explained to me that focus on the next match. It is better to bring glory to the country by winning a bronze medal than returning home empty-handed after finishing fourth.