David Warner, an Australian batter, went on social media to congratulate Sindhu after she won her first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
PV By winning the women’s singles badminton competition and taking home the gold medal, Sindhu ensured that the closing day of the Commonwealth Games got off to a fantastic start for India. In the championship match, Sindhu defeated Michelle Li of Canada with a score of 21-15 and 21-13 to earn her maiden singles gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. Notably, Sindhu had earned a silver medal in the singles competition at the most recent Commonwealth Games. She also won a silver medal in the singles competition at the 2018 Asian Games. After Sindhu’s victory, David Warner, an Australian batter, went on social media to congratulate her on winning her first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
After earning the silver medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Sindhu then went on to win the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Sindhu competed in an event that involved mixed teams and won the gold medal. In the women’s singles competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, she had also earned a bronze medal.
In the championship match, Sindhu, who is by far the most decorated singles player in Indian history, had little resistance from her opponent from Canada.
In spite of this, she was given a run for her money in the semi-final match by Yeo Jia Min of Singapore.
Prior to that, Sindhu had triumphed in the mixed team competition, taking home the silver medal.
While Michelle worked to earn points by playing close to the net in the opening game, Sindhu was the player who took the initiative to attack the opponent.
After the Canadian made it 7-5 with a drop shot on Sindhu’s right, the American made it 7-6 with a smash on Li’s left.
Following the break, Sindhu won the first three points of the second half to extend her advantage to 14-8. After that, Michelle was successful in netting a conventional forehand drop, which had her grinning in exasperation.
Although Michelle did score two backhand winners in a row to bring the score to 14-17, Sindhu won the first game with a swat shot that she sent at the Canadian’s body.
A spectacular retrieval off her body gave the Hyderabadi a 4-2 lead in the second, and she was cruising 11-6 at the intermission.
Michelle won the longest rally of the match with a forehand winner, and the audience sensed that this could be the beginning of her comeback. However, Sindhu was able to close the door on her opponent and finish off an impressive victory with a cross court winner.
“After what seemed like an eternity, I was finally able to get my hands on this precious metal. I am over the moon with joy. I’d like to give thanks to the audience since they helped me win today “said Sindhu after the competition had ended.
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