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‘Pride of India’- Twitter explodes as PV Sindhu wins her maiden Gold medal in CWG 2022

PV Sindhu had won Bronze in 2014 and silver in 2018 games.

PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu (Image Credit: Twitter)

India badminton star PV Sindhu has bagged another major title after beating Canada’s Michelle Li in the Commonwealth Games 2022 final. For the unversed, this is the first-ever time when Sindhu has won a  Gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

In the 2014 and 2018 games, she won Bronze and Silver respectively. This time around, the Hyderabad player absolutely crushed her opponent. The singles Gold Medal game only lasted two sets in which the former World Champion won 21-15 and 21-13.

The Canadian player had started well with the shuttle dropping short after hitting the net. However, her Indian counterpart immediately leveled the score. Sindhu took a lead of 3-1 after picking back-to-back points.

However, Michelle wasn’t in the mood to let go and made it 5-5. Before the lemon break, the scorecard read 11-8 with the 2018 Silver medalist leading the game. After the break, it was Sindhu who dominated the proceedings.

At one stage, the game was tilted heavily in the favor of Sindhu with a score of 15-9. However, her opponent made a comeback and made it 17-14. The World Number 13 player couldn’t catch up from there on. At the end of the first set, the score read 21-15 with the 27-year-old winning the first game.

In the second set, the Canada player took the lead just like she did in the first set. However, the little glory was short lived as Sindhu came back and grabbed the lead 3-2. Shots were fired from both ends but Sindhu ensured she kept the lead for the major part of the second game.

Even after conceding three more points, the 2014 Bronze medalist dominated the game with 10-6. Before the break, the score read 13-10 in favor of the Indian athlete. She kept smashing all across the court and eventually won by 21-13 to clinch her first Gold medal in her third attempt.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:


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