It is a historic day as old Indian shuttler PV Sindhu won her maiden gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 at Birmingham by beating Michelle Li from Canada Li 21-15, 21-13 in Women’s Singles. The world number seven from India outplayed her 13th-ranked opponent in front of a packed crowd at the NEC arena.
The smooth victory adds another feather to Sindhu’s illustrious cap. Previously Sindhu had won silver at the 2018 CWG and Bronze in the 2014 CWG. Apart from this, The World number 7 athlete from Hyderabad is the only second individual athlete from India to win two consecutive Olympic medals.
Sindhu who had lost to Michelle Li 8 years ago in Glassgow, was on top of her game in the final match on August 7, 2022. She defeated Li easily with 21-15. Li tried to make a comeback in the second set but Sindhu recovered quickly to win the set with 21-13.
After this victory, Twitter is pouring with wishes for the champion PV Sindhu.
The phenomenal @Pvsindhu1 is a champion of champions! She repeatedly shows what excellence is all about. Her dedication and commitment is awe-inspiring. Congratulations to her on winning the Gold medal at the CWG. Wishing her the best for her future endeavours. #Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/WVLeZNMnCG— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 8, 2022
Pride of India, @Pvsindhu1 creates history by winning the Gold Medal in #CommonwealthGames2022 ! She won Bronze in Glasgow 2014, Silver in Gold Coast 2018 and now GOLD!!— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) August 8, 2022
Congratulations Sindhu for making India proud once again! #Cheer4India ?? #CWG2022 pic.twitter.com/El8YRUo5zT