Star badminton participant Pusarla Venkata Sindhu created historical past on Sunday after turning into India’s most profitable ladies Olympian and solely the fourth shutter in ladies’s singles to medal at consecutive Olympics.
She didn’t cease there.
Shattered after happening within the Olympics ladies’s singles last, world primary badminton participant Tai Tzu Ying revealed that Sindhu’s phrases of encouragement after the medal ceremony left her in tears.
Competing in her third Olympics, Tai Tzu lastly stood atop the rostrum, ending with a silver medal after happening to Chen Yu Fei of China 18-21, 21-19, 18-21 within the last on Sunday.
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5 years in the past on the Rio Olympics, Sindhu had emerged second finest as she went right down to Carolina Marin of Spain in a hard-fought three-game loss and the Indian knew precisely how the world no.1 shuttler was feeling.
“After the match, I used to be happy with my efficiency. Later Sindhu ran over and hugged me, held my face, and advised me: I do know you are uncomfortable and you’ve got been superb, however in the present day is not your day. Then she held me in her arms and mentioned she is aware of all about it,” Tai Tzu wrote on her Instagram account.
“That honest encouragement, made me cry. I used to be actually unhappy as a result of I attempted actually arduous. Thanks once more to your assist and encouragement. Thanks all for strolling with me until now,” she added.
On Saturday, Tai Tzu had defeated Sindhu, the Rio Olympic silver-medallist and the reigning world champion, 21-18, 21-12 within the semi-finals, ending the Indian’s hopes of securing the nation’s first-ever gold medal in badminton.
Sindhu later received the bronze medal playoff towards world no.9 He Bing Jiao of China to develop into the primary Indian girl to win two medals on the Video games.
The 27-year-old Tai Tzu penned down an emotional be aware, thanking everybody who has supported her.
“The third time I stepped on the stage of this dream, I lastly made it to the finals, however I could not stand on the very best podium. There’s at all times slightly remorse, however imperfection at all times exists, solely to be motivated to pursue higher outcomes. Possibly I will not have one other likelihood to take part within the Olympics, however I’ve achieved this aim, simply not so good. I simply need to inform myself: Dai Ji-hing, you are nice! Thanks to all of you who’ve supported me, the outcomes are at all times brutal and solely acceptable however I strive my finest.”
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