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In pictures: PV Sindhu wins historic bronze medal

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India's P. V. Sindhu reacts after a point against China's He Bingjiao in their women's singles badminton bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP) (Photo by PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images)
India's P. V. Sindhu reacts after a point against China's He Bingjiao in their women's singles badminton bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP) (Photo by PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images)

Shuttler PV Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals. Sindhu defeated China's He Bing Jiao in the bronze medal match of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics here at the Musashino Forest Plaza Court 1.

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.

Here are the memorable moments from the match:

CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Bronze medalist Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women’s Singles badminton event on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Bronze medalist Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women’s Singles badminton event on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
India's P. V. Sindhu poses with her women's singles badminton bronze medal at a ceremony during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP) (Photo by PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images)
India's P. V. Sindhu poses with her women's singles badminton bronze medal at a ceremony during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP) (Photo by PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Bronze medalist Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India poses for camera with her coach Park Tae-sang(right) during the medal ceremony for the Women’s Singles badminton event on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Bronze medalist Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India poses for camera with her coach Park Tae-sang(right) during the medal ceremony for the Women’s Singles badminton event on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
India's P. V. Sindhu poses with her women's singles badminton bronze medal at a ceremony during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP) (Photo by PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images)
India's P. V. Sindhu poses with her women's singles badminton bronze medal at a ceremony during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP) (Photo by PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images)
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Badminton - Women's Singles - Medal Ceremony - MFS - Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Gold medallist Chen Yufei of China, silver medallist Tai Tzu-Ying of Taiwan and bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu of India walk with their medals. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Badminton - Women's Singles - Medal Ceremony - MFS - Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Gold medallist Chen Yufei of China, silver medallist Tai Tzu-Ying of Taiwan and bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu of India walk with their medals. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Badminton - Women's Singles - Bronze medal match - MFS - Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021.  P.V. Sindhu of India gestures after winning her match against He Bingjiao of China. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Badminton - Women's Singles - Bronze medal match - MFS - Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. P.V. Sindhu of India gestures after winning her match against He Bingjiao of China. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Badminton - Women's Singles - Bronze medal match - MFS - Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021.  P.V. Sindhu of India reacts after winning the match against He Bingjiao of China. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Badminton - Women's Singles - Bronze medal match - MFS - Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. P.V. Sindhu of India reacts after winning the match against He Bingjiao of China. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Badminton - Women's Singles - Bronze medal match - MFS - Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021.  P.V. Sindhu of India reacts after winning the match against He Bingjiao of China. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Badminton - Women's Singles - Bronze medal match - MFS - Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. P.V. Sindhu of India reacts after winning the match against He Bingjiao of China. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Badminton - Women's Singles - Bronze medal match - MFS - Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021.  P.V. Sindhu of India reacts after winning her match against He Bingjiao of China. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Badminton - Women's Singles - Bronze medal match - MFS - Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. P.V. Sindhu of India reacts after winning her match against He Bingjiao of China. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Badminton - Women's Singles - Bronze medal match - MFS - Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021.  P.V. Sindhu of India gestures after winning her match against He Bingjiao of China. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Badminton - Women's Singles - Bronze medal match - MFS - Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. P.V. Sindhu of India gestures after winning her match against He Bingjiao of China. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
India's P. V. Sindhu celebrates with a coach after beating China's He Bingjiao in their women's singles badminton bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)
India's P. V. Sindhu celebrates with a coach after beating China's He Bingjiao in their women's singles badminton bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - India's P. V. Sindhu reacts after a point against China's He Bingjiao in their women's singles badminton bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP) (Photo by PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - India's P. V. Sindhu reacts after a point against China's He Bingjiao in their women's singles badminton bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP) (Photo by PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images)
India's P. V. Sindhu (R) celebrates with a coach after beating China's He Bingjiao in their women's singles badminton bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)
India's P. V. Sindhu (R) celebrates with a coach after beating China's He Bingjiao in their women's singles badminton bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)
India's P. V. Sindhu celebrates after beating China's He Bingjiao in their women's singles badminton bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)
India's P. V. Sindhu celebrates after beating China's He Bingjiao in their women's singles badminton bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India celebrates as she wins against He Bing Jiao of Team China during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India celebrates as she wins against He Bing Jiao of Team China during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
India's P. V. Sindhu reacts after a point against China's He Bingjiao in their women's singles badminton bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)
India's P. V. Sindhu reacts after a point against China's He Bingjiao in their women's singles badminton bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India celebrates as she wins against He Bing Jiao of Team China during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India celebrates as she wins against He Bing Jiao of Team China during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
India's P. V. Sindhu (L) celebrates with a coach after beating China's He Bingjiao in their women's singles badminton bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)
India's P. V. Sindhu (L) celebrates with a coach after beating China's He Bingjiao in their women's singles badminton bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India celebrates with her coach Park Tae-sang(left) as she wins against He Bing Jiao of Team China during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India celebrates with her coach Park Tae-sang(left) as she wins against He Bing Jiao of Team China during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India celebrates as she wins against He Bing Jiao of Team China during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India celebrates as she wins against He Bing Jiao of Team China during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India celebrates as she wins against He Bing Jiao of Team China during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India celebrates as she wins against He Bing Jiao of Team China during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India celebrates as she wins against He Bing Jiao of Team China during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India celebrates as she wins against He Bing Jiao of Team China during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
China's He Bingjiao (top) hits a shot to India's P. V. Sindhu in their women's singles badminton bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)
China's He Bingjiao (top) hits a shot to India's P. V. Sindhu in their women's singles badminton bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: He Bing Jiao of Team China reacts as she competes against Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: He Bing Jiao of Team China reacts as she competes against Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India competes against He Bing Jiao of Team China during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India competes against He Bing Jiao of Team China during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India talks to her coach Park Tae-sang(left) as she competes against He Bing Jiao of Team China during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India talks to her coach Park Tae-sang(left) as she competes against He Bing Jiao of Team China during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
India's P. V. Sindhu (top) hits a shot to China's He Bingjiao in their women's singles badminton bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)
India's P. V. Sindhu (top) hits a shot to China's He Bingjiao in their women's singles badminton bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India competes against He Bing Jiao of Team China during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Pusarla V. Sindhu of Team India competes against He Bing Jiao of Team China during the Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on August 01, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
India's P. V. Sindhu hits a shot to China's He Bingjiao in their women's singles badminton bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP) (Photo by PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images)
India's P. V. Sindhu hits a shot to China's He Bingjiao in their women's singles badminton bronze medal match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP) (Photo by PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

(ANI)

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