CWG 2022: PV Sindhu Wins Her First-Ever CWG Gold Medal In Singles

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Mumbai: Two-time Olympic medal-winning shuttler PV Sindhu on Monday bagged her first-ever CWG gold medal in singles. The 27-year-old defeated Michelle Li of Canada 21-15, 21-13 in the women’s singles final at CWG 2022 in Birmingham.

Sindhu was a key figure in the match though her opponent put up a good fight. The Indians won the match 21-15, and 21-13 in two straight games. PV Sindhu got off to a great start. She was leading 11-8 in the middle of the first game.

Michelle Li offered great competition to her Indian rival but fell behind in every rally. Sindhu won the first game 21-15. Li started the second game well. But Sindhu once again took the advantage in no time.

The Canadian kept making mistakes and with each failure, Sindhu’s lead increased. In the middle of the second game, Sindhu took an 11-6 lead. She needed ten more points to win the first CWG 2022 gold medal for India in badminton.

After the break, things started to escalate, with both players getting two points early due to errors made by their opponent. Sindhu and Lee put on a thrilling 57-shot rally that ended as the Indian lost by one point.

Cutting the deficit, Li was slowly gaining an edge over Sindhu. Ultimately, Sindhu’s lead was reduced to 13-11.

Sindhu kept fighting through the second game and eventually won it by 21-13.

With the win, she also clinched her first-ever women’s singles medal in Commonwealth Games 2022 and India’s first-ever gold in badminton at CWG 2022.

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