Commonwealth Games 2022: PV Sindhu Clinches Gold Medal at Badminton Women’s Singles Finals

Commonwealth Games 2022 PV Sindhu Clinches Gold Medal at Badminton Women's Singles Finals

8th August is the final day of the Commonwealth Games 2022. There are very few Indian events, most of them being finals. The Badminton Singles Finals will be the event with Men’s Hockey Finals and Table-Tennis finals. PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen are the Badminton finalists in the CWG 2022.

PV Sindhu has won a silver medal in the last iteration of the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. She took that to the next level and won her first ever gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. Sindhu had previously won a gold medal at the mixed event in the CWG 2018. The two-time Olympic medallist is the most successful singles player from India.

PV Sindhu played her finals against Canadian Michelle Li. Sindhu attacked from the start of the game as Li was playing from the nets. The game led 7-5 after a smash and took straight points to 14-8. Li made somewhat of a comeback and reached 14 but lost by 21-15. 

In the second set, the Indian shuttler immediately took the lead. She got a 4-2 charge, and kept the points difference between them and got to 11-6. In the end, Michelle Li was no match to Sindu, and the Indians prevailed 21-13. PV Sindhu won both the sets claiming her first ever Commonwealth Gold in Women’s Singles.

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Commonwealth Games 2022: PV Sindhu Clinches Gold Medal at Badminton Women’s Singles Finals

PV Sindhu

Sindhu said after the finals, “I had been waiting for this gold for a long time, and finally I have got it. I am super happy. Thanks to the crowd, they made me win today.”

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