Tokyo Olympics Badminton: Super Sindhu claims another Olympic medal, thrashes China’s He BingJiao 21-13, 21-15 to win bronze in Tokyo

Tokyo Olympics: Wishes erupt from Indian sports fraternity as PV Sindhu wins bronze medal
Tokyo Olympics: Wishes erupt from Indian sports fraternity as PV Sindhu wins bronze medal

Tokyo Olympics Badminton – PV Sindhu beats He BingJiao 21-13, 21-15: PV Sindhu won the bronze medal, defeating China’s He Bing Jiao 21-13, 21-15 in a match that she controlled throughout. With that, she became only the 4th badminton player to win two Olympics medals.

It is also India’s 3rd medal in Tokyo Olympics after Mirabai Chanu bagged a silver in weightlifting and Lovlina Borgohain secured a medal for India in women’s boxing.

Tokyo Olympics Badminton: PV Sindhu beat China's He BingJiao 21-13, 21-15 to win bronze medal and secure India's 3rd medal in TokyoPV Sindhu defeated Bing Jiao 21-13, 21-15 in the bronze medal match that lasted for 52 minutes. Sindhu had earlier returned with a silver medal at the Rio Olympics 2016. The 26-year-old Sindhu is now just the second Indian athlete to win two individual Olympic medals. Wrestler Sushil Kumar also has two medals as he returned with a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics 2008 and a silver at the London Olympics 2012.

In the match between Sindhu and Bing Jiao, the former was dominant in the first game and she did not give her opponent any chance, winning it 21-13.

Continuing from where she left off, Sindhu did not relent, and in the end, she wrapped up the match in straight games.

Sindhu missed out on a chance to win gold or silver as she lost her semifinal match on Saturday against Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu-Ying.

Tzu-Ying defeated Sindhu 21-18, 21-12 in the semifinals. On Friday, Sindhu had stormed into the semi-finals of the women’s singles event after defeating Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in the quarter-finals.

@17:56 PM: PV Sindhu has another Olympics medal, beats He BingJiao 21-12, 21-15, becomes only 4th badminton player to win two Olympic medals.

@17:53 PM: Sindhu 2 points away from bronze medal, 19-15

@17:52 PM: Sindhu wins the rally, leads 18-14

@17:51 PM: Sindhu wins another rally, leads 17-14

@17:49 PM: Sindhu wins the rally, 5 points away from bronze medal, 16-13

@17:46 PM: Sindhu completely wrongfoots Bingjiao to extend the lead to 14-11

@17:45 PM: Two consecutive points for Sindhu, takes lead back to 13-11.

@17:44 PM: Bingjiao levels it at 11-11.

@17:43 PM: Bingjiao, clawing her way back, wins two back to back points. Sindhu leads 11-10

@17:41 PM: Sindhu leads 11-8 in break.

@17:40 PM: Sindhu loses a long rally, leads 10-8

@17:38 PM: Unforced error from Bingjiao gives Sindhu a point, leads 9-7

@17:37 PM: Bingjiao wins a long rally. Sindhu leads 8-6

@17:36 PM: Sindhu in control, wins another point with a smash, leads 8-5

@17:34 PM: Sindhu wins a point with a body smash, leads 6-4.

@17:32 PM: Bingjiao rallies back, reduces Sindhu’s lead to 5-4.

@17:31 PM: Bingjiao takes a point, Sindhu leads 5-2

@17:30 PM: Sindhu capitalising on Bingjiao’s unforced errors, takes 3-1 lead.

@17:28 PM: Game 2: Change of side for Sindhu and takes an early point, leads 1-0

@17:26 PM: Sindhu bags 1st game 21-13.

@17:25 PM: Sindhu has 1 game point opportunity, leads 20-13

@17:23 PM: Bingjiao takes a point, Sindhu leads 18-12

@17:22 PM: Sindhu wins the rally, takes 18-11 lead.

@17:19 PM: Bingjiao takes a point, Sindhu leads 16-11

@17:19 PM: Six-point lead for Sindhu. 15-9

@17:18 PM: Sindhu opens up 14-9 lead.

@17:16 PM: Sindhu opens up a 14-8 lead

@17:15 PM: PV Sindhu takes 11-8 lead going into the break.

@17:14 PM: Sindhu takes 10-8 lead.

@17:13 PM: Sindhu maintains 2-point lead at 9-7

@17:12 PM: Sindhu takes lead back to 8-6

@17:11 PM: BingJiao takes 6-5 lead.

@17:10 PM: BingJiao takes two points back to back to draw level at 5-5

@17:07 PM: Sindhu extends lead to 5-2

@17:05 PM: BingJiao claims a point, Sindhu leads 4-1

Game 1: Sindhu leads 3-0.

Game 1: Sindhu claims first point, leads 1-0

Sindhu vs BingJiao live: India’s ace shuttler might have lost her semi-finals match to second seed Tai Tzu Ying on Saturday but she still has a chance to create new history for India. No Indian female athlete till date has won 2 Back to Back Olympic Medals. Overall as well, only Sushil Kumar won two back to back medals in 2008 & 2012 Olympics.

Sindhu now can achieve the feat.

“It’s a bit sad that I am not on the winning side but I have one more match to go so I need to keep my tempo going, recover soon and come back,” she told Sportstar after her semifinals loss.

  • Sindhu can become 1st female to win back to back medals from India
  • She can join Sushil Kumar who is the only Indian ever to win back to back medals

Tokyo Olympics Badminton LIVE: PV Sindhu vs He BingJiao for Bronze, Head-to-Head record, LIVE streaming; all you need to know

How tough will be He BingJiao’s challenge for Sindhu? Playing against any left-hander has always been a big challenge for Sindhu and her HEAD to HEAD record against the Chinese proves the fact.

  • Sindhu trails 6-9 in 15 head-to-head contests against He BingJiao
  • Good thing is India’s ace shuttler won the last battle between the two players 21-19, 21-19
  • Another challenge for Sindhu would be the break-neck speed of BingJiao. The Chinese player is playing at a great speed and it surely will prove problems for Sindhu. Japan’s Okahura suffered on the same account at the hands of He BingJiao.

Also Read: Tokyo Olympics Badminton: PV Sindhu ousted in Olympic Semifinals, wonder-girl Tai Tzu defeats the Indian 21-18, 21-12

Tokyo Olympics Badminton LIVE: PV Sindhu to face off He BingJiao for Bronze medal- Follow LIVE updates

PV Sindhu at Tokyo Olympics

Tzu-Ying defeat Sindhu 21-18, 21-12 in the semifinals.

Sindhu defeat Yamaguchi 21-13, 22-20 in quarterfinals

Sindhu beat Blichfeldt 21-15, 21-13

Sindhu wins over Cheung 21-9, 21-16

Sindu ousts Polikarpova 21-7, 21-10

He Bing Jio at Tokyo Olympics

Lost to Chen Yu Fei 16-21, 21-13, 12-21 in semifinals

Beat Okuhara Nozomi 13-21, 21-13, 21-14 in quarterfinals

Beat Zhang Beiwen 14-21, 9-7

Beat Aghaeihajiagha 21-11, 21-3

Bear Abdul Razzaq 21-6, 21-3

When to watch PV Sindhu vs He BingJiao?

5 PM IST on Sunday, August 1

Where will PV Sindhu vs He BingJiao play?

Musashino Forest Plaza Court 1

Where to watch PV Sindhu vs He BingJiao live in India?

The PV Sindhu vs He BingJiao Tokyo Olympics badminton women’s singles bronze medal match will be telecast live on the Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 2 HD, Sony SIX, and Sony SIX HD TV channels in India. Sony TEN 3, Sony TEN 3 HD, Sony TEN 4 and Sony TEN 4 HD will broadcast Tokyo 2020 in regional languages. Live streaming of the PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying semi-final will also be available on Sony Liv.

Tokyo Olympics Badminton LIVE: PV Sindhu to face off He BingJiao for Bronze medal- Follow LIVE updates

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