This is the shuttler’s first-ever Commonwealth Games gold.
Every Indian’s favourite PV Sindhu won a historic gold in the women’s singles badminton final at the Commonwealth Games 2022. She defeated Canada’s Michelle Li 21-15, 21-13 in straight sets. Ever since the singles campaign started, Sindhu has been playing at her best. The Indian superstar did not face any difficulty in the final, as she won the title with ease.
Earlier in the tournament, Sindhu got the better off Fathimath Nabaaha of Maldives in the Round of 32, where she thrashed her opponent 21-4, 21-11 to enter the next round. Furthermore, she defeated Uganada’s Husina Kobugabe 21-10, 21-9 to cruise into the quarterfinals.
The 27-year-old won a tough encounter against Malaysia’s Goh Wei Jin 21-12, 21-11 in the quarterfinals to enter the semis for the third consecutive time. The semi-final clash against Singaporean Yeo Jin Min was another one-sided affair, where the Indian ace shuttler beat Jin Min 21-19, 21-17.
Indian Sports Live Coverage on Khel Now
- Top five Indian athletes with most medals at international events
- Commonwealth Games 2022 Review: Weightlifters shine through
- Why World Champion & CWG medalist, Nikhat Zareen is Indian boxing’s future
- Commonwealth Games 2022 Review: Wrestlers sweep the board
Apart from a game against Malaysia’s Goh, none of the competitors gave a tough competition to the Indian star. A gold medal at the Birmingham CWG is surely one of the best moments in her career, as she has been waiting for this since 2014.
PV Sindhu bagged a bronze medal in 2014 when she beat Malaysia’s Jing Yi Tee 23-21, 21-9. She competed in an all-India final against Saina Nehwal in 2018, but she had to settle for a silver medal on the Gold Coast. But finally, she created history on Monday after winning her first Commonwealth Games gold medal. This is India’s 19th gold at this year’s CWG, with the overall tally reaching 56.