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Pullela Gopichand, Sachin Tendulkar lead tributes for PV Sindhu after her historic bronze

PV Sindhu of India
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PV Sindhu of India

The country rejoiced at badminton ace P V Sindhu winning her second Olympic medal with the sports fraternity hailing her feat. Sindhu on Sunday became only the second Indian and first woman to win two Olympic medals, securing a bronze after a straight-game win over world no.9 He Bing Jiao of China in the women’s singles third-place play-off match in Tokyo.

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who won India’s first medal in the Tokyo Olympics with a silver, also took to Twitter to congratulate Sindhu.

“Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 on winning bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020,” she tweeted.

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Congratulating Sindhu, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar said in a tweet: “2016 (silver) & 2020 (bronze). What an achievement to win 2 Olympic medals for (India) @Pvsindhu1! You have made the whole nation very very proud.”

India’s lone individual Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra congratulated Sindhu and said “you make us super proud !!!”

Olympic medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik said with “srength, stamina and speed, Sindhu mastered the three elements and won her second Olympic medal for India”. “Well played! India is proud of you!!,” she tweeted.

Chief national badminton coach Puellela Gopichand congratulated “awesome” Sindhu and credited her feat of winning two Olympic medals to hard work.

“Congratulations to our awesome Sindhu on her 2nd successive medal. While it is all due to the hard work by her and the team of coaches and support staff, I also want to express my gratitude to the support of Sports Minsitry, Indian Government, SAI and BAI,” Gopichand said.

“Also thank govt of Telangana for alloying the stadium for the players and great to see badminton win medals in 3 successive games.”

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Badminton Association of India President Himanta Biswa Sarma congratulated Sindhu for her “brilliant bronze”. “You have given us a big reason to celebrate. My heartiest congratulations to you and all your team members for a spectacular show.”

India’s first woman Olympic medallist, weightlifter Karnam Malleswari said Sindhu’s “achievement have created a historic sporting legacy”.

“Proud of you @Pvsindhu1, to be the first Indian woman to get a medal in two continued olympics. Absolutely brilliant performance and very well played today. Heartiest congratulations for this glorious win,” tweeted the 2000 Sydney Olympics bronze winner.

Indian Olympic Association hailed Sindhu for becoming the second Indian to bag two Olympic medals. Top wrestler and Olympic medal hopeful Bajrang Punia tweeted: “History has been created as its a back to back Olympic medal for India’s @Pvsindhu1. She wins the BRONZE.”

(With PTI Inputs)

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