Tokyo Olympics 2020: Netizens elated as PV Sindhu wins opening match; See Reactions
The promising Sindhu gave it her all as she breezed through her first, opening match. The former Olympic winner is eyeing for another medal this year.
After Mirabai Chanu's silver win and India's strong start at the Olympics on Day one, day two also started on a happy note. India's badminton player PV Sindhu played her opening match on early Sunday morning (IST) opposite Israel's Ksenia Polikarpova. The promising Sindhu gave it her all as she breezed through her first, opening match. The former Olympic winner is eyeing for another medal this year.
PV Sindhu breezes through her opening match
In her first match, PV Sindhu comfortably beat Ksenia Polikarpova 21-7, 21-10. Speaking to the press after her game at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Sindhu said, "It was quite an easy match."
Sindhu, who is looking to beat top badminton players at Tokyo to clinch victory, added, "Tokyo is a fresh start. You can't expect to be Superman, to think that you will again be a medallist. It's not like that because everybody is going to be at their top form." With her first match win, Sindhu now progresses to the second round.
Netizens were beyond elated with Sindhu's win and progression to the next round. Several took to social media to wish the badminton champ and show their support.
Take a look at a few reactions:
Apart from badminton, India's Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina's Tokyo Olympic journey ended after they lost their women's doubles first round clash to the Ukrainian pair of Nadiia Kichenok and Lyudmyla Kichenok. India's shooters also failed to qualify.
However, Indian rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh gave some good news as they finished 3rd in Repechage event and booked their spot in the semifinal.
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