India’s national badminton player, PV Sindhu, made the nation proud by winning the women’s singles gold medal at CWG. She defeated Michelle Li of Canada by 21-15, and 21-13 from the Commonwealth Games in the 2022 Birmingham Games, becoming the sport’s undisputed best player. It was Sindhu’s first time earning a gold medal in a quadrennial competition after she won a silver and a bronze medal at the Olympic Games. Sindhu had also advanced to the Commonwealth Games final of 2018 but had to settle for silver after falling to another great Indian champion Saina Nehwal.
Sindhu has won five World Championships medals overall and two Olympic medals, including gold in 2019, and now earned gold at the Commonwealth Games, adding to her collection of bronze and silver medals from 2014 to 2018 competitions.
She has a fantastic and spectacular record of accomplishments that places her among the best athletes to come out of the nation. There were worries that an injury and accompanying pain would limit her movement in the championship, as the match against Canadian Michelle Li lasted for 48 minutes. But the Indian excelled despite a few early stumbles. She made the necessary decisions and displayed a defensive masterclass to outplay her opponent today.
When asked how significant the accomplishment was to her, she replied, “I’m overjoyed and extremely thrilled since I waited a very long time to do this, and I eventually did. As the Commonwealth Games only occur every four years.” PV Sindhu, the gold medallist, adds, “I have a set like a Bronze, Silver, and Gold, so I would say that it’s done now.”
A lot of well-known figures like Amit Shah, the home minister, and Rajnath Singh, the Defence Minister also praised her achievement. Kiren Rijiju, Anurag Thakur, the youth affairs and sports minister, and others also congratulated PV Sindhu on winning her first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on Twitter.
Our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi tweeted his congratulations to the gold medallist.- “The phenomenal is a champion of champions! She shows what excellence is all about. Her dedication and commitment are awe-inspiring. Congratulations to her on winning the Gold medal at the CWG. Wishing her the best in her future endeavours. #Cheer4India”