PV Sindhu, unquestionably one of the most decorated Indian badminton players of all time, has finally won a singles gold medal at the Commonwealth Games after three attempts. It is her first gold medal in a multi-sport event, including the Olympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, and South Asian Federation Games.
Michelle said of Sindhu’s 21-15, 21-13 victory, “She played very well today.” She has grown stronger and better in the eight years since we first met in CWG in 2014, while I have had injuries. I believe I performed admirably. But she was far superior.”
India finishes the 11-day Commonwealth Games 2022 with 61 medals. The team received 22 gold medals, 16 silver medals, and 23 bronze medals.
Weightlifting, Boxing, Badminton, Table Tennis, and Wrestling were all well-represented in India.
PV Sindhu said….
Thrilled with her win, Sindhu admitted, “I’ve been waiting for this for a long time now. Of course, I’m super happy. I’ve finally done it. From day one it was important to keep my tempo high and be confident that I can do it,” she said.
“We’ve waited four years now and we’re finally here. The Commonwealth Games was really good for me, it was a good tournament.”
“Definitely, I’m going to celebrate,” she said of any celebration plans. We’ll just go out as a group, or something. [Then] I’ll return to India to celebrate with my family.
“We’ll be returning home soon, and I’ll be celebrating with my parents. They’ve been very supportive, and they’re still watching the game. Meeting them will mean the world, as will their hard work and dedication.”
She has a lot more to aim for with the World Championships coming up later this month, the Asian Games next year, and the Olympics in 2024. “I did win the Worlds,” she smiled, “and this year I had Singapore and more” (Syed Modi International and Swiss Open). Yes, (but) the new cycle has started this year.”
Sindhu now has a full set of CWG medals after winning bronze in Glasgow in 2014 and losing in the final to Saina Nehwal on the Gold Coast in 2018.
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