Tokyo Olympics Badminton: Chen Yufei topples World no. 1 Tai Tzu-Ying to clinch gold medal, PV Sindhu settles for bronze

India's  PV Sindhu defeated China’s He Bing Jiao in straight sets to secure a podium finish for the second time in a row.

Chen Yufei, Tai Tzu-Ying and PV Sindhu
Chen Yufei, Tai Tzu-Ying and PV Sindhu

China’s Chen Yufei has bagged the gold medal in badminton women’s singles event at the Tokyo Olympics. Yufei defeated second seed Tai Tzu-Ying in an enthralling final. The battle between the top two seeds for the gold medal was engrossing to say the least as both the women gave their best to take the pole position.

Tai was exceptional as ever as she showcased the range of shots she owns. The Chinese on the other hand played to her strengths maneuvering World no.1 with her great placement. At the end, it was a misjudgment from Tai which gifted the final point to Yufei the final point and the gold medal.

The final went into the third quarter with Tai staging a fabulous comeback to get to 18 points after tailing by over seven points. Despite her valiant effort, the Chinese Taipei shuttler’s unforced errors cost her the game. Nonetheless, it was a treat to watch both the shuttles give it their all for the glory of the pole position on the podium.

PV Sindhu scripts history as Chen Yufei takes gold

PV Sindhu Wins Bronze at Tokyo Olympics
PV Sindhu Wins Bronze at Tokyo Olympics

Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu toppled China’s He Bing Jiao in the bronze medal match to secure a podium finish. Sindhu won in straight games to secure her second Olympic medal. With the win, Sindhu has become only the second Indian to bag multiple Olympic medals.

With the bronze medal, Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals. She is also the first Indian shuttler to win multiple Olympic medals. Sindhu had failed to book her place in a second straight Olympic final as she was defeated in straight sets by second seed Tai Tzu-Ying.

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