Hyderabad: PV Sindhu became the first women athlete from India to win two medals when she clinched bronze on Sunday with a straight-game victory over China’s He Bing Jiao. Sindhu’s father revealed that they were in tears after her loss in semis but delighted with the bronze.
Speaking after Sindhu’s win, Ramana said that he asked her to concentrate on her game against China’s Bing Jiao in the bronze medal play-off and “just think that you are giving me a gift”. “Firstly, I shall thank Park (her South Korean coach Park Tae Sang) who has taken great pain, the government of India, BAI, her supporters, everybody has given her encouragement, I am grateful to the media also,” Ramana said.
“I am happy that she is the first Indian woman to win two consecutive medals at the Olympics – bronze and a silver. That way she has brought name and for the country. Though the pressure is there I am happy that she has won a medal for the country. Because generally what happens is that playing the third and fourth match is a painful match, yesterday I motivated her a lot,” Ramana said.
Speaking about Sindhu’s loss in semis against old foe Tai Tzu Ying, he said, “Yesterday I had told her you gave your best and no problem. Concentrate today and just think that you are giving me a gift and play on the court. So, I am very happy. No doubt we were expecting a gold medal. I am very happy. You had played well. Just forget it and concentrate as it will be a record,” he said. Asked if her morale was down following Saturday’s loss, Ramana said: “No…of course everybody will cry. She had tears in her eyes. But, good that she has recovered and come back and she has won today.”
Sindhu has made India proud: MP Nama
Khammam: TRS Lok Sabha party leader and Khammam MP Nama Nageswara Rao has congratulated Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on her winning the bronze medal in the badminton women’s singles in the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
“Sindhu has made the nation proud with her victory in Olympics,” he said, and commended her for becoming the first Indian woman to win two individual medals in two consecutive Olympics. The MP hoped that she would achieve more victories in future and keep both the Telugu States on world sports map.
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