After defeating Michelle Li of Canada 21-15, 21-13, Olympic medalist PV Sindhu went on to win her first singles gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. Early in the match, it appeared like Sindhu's movement was hampered by the strapping on her ankle. In the second game, she appeared to have progressed past it as she made history with her win.
In the championship match against Canadian Michelle Li, there were concerns that an injury and accompanying pain would restrict Sindhu's movement, but the player triumphed despite a few early slip-ups. She demonstrated masterful defensive play on August 8 to defeat her opponent. Sindhu has now completed the set by winning gold in Birmingham, silver in 2018, and bronze in 2014—the same year Li won her gold medal.
The player received congratulations from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for her significant victory, he tweeted, "The phenomenal @Pvsindhu1 is a champion of champions! She repeatedly shows what excellence is all about. Her dedication and commitment is awe-inspiring. Congratulations to her on winning the Gold medal at the CWG. Wishing her the best for her future endeavours. Cheer4India. " As soon as the news spread, people began congratulating her on different social media sites; here are some Twitter responses to her historic victory. Many notable public figures took to Twitter to congratulate the badminton champion.
PV Sindhu Singles Gold Medal: Twitter Reactions
One user wrote, "INDIA IS PROUD OF YOU AND YOUR ACHIEVEMENT. Congratulations on Gold at CWG. SUPERB performance. We pray God to give you good health & fitness throughout your career to ACHIEVE ALL THE GOALS YOU HAVE SET FOR YOURSELF. Work out a STRATEGY to beat left handed OPPONENTS."
Prithvi Krishna wrote, "Bronze in 2014/Silver in 2018 and Gold in 2022 ❤️❤️❤️ Massive massive respect for her perisistance and hard work"
Nitin Pal wrote, " She's done it 🥇@Pvsindhu1 adds another Commonwealth Games gold medal to her tally in the women's badminton singles! Congratulations!"
Ayush wrote, "Golden Girl 🏅! PV Sindhu beats Michelle Li of Canada in straight games to win gold in badminton women's singles in style!!🏆💛 Congrats Champion. What a brave performance. Just so proud🏸🇮🇳"
Gour Dolui wrote, "GLORY FOR SINDHU 🔥 🇮🇳 ✌🏼Former World Champion
@Pvsindhu1 adds another Gold 🥇 to her long list of monumental achievements. Many Congratulations"
M Appanna wrote, "What a performance ! She is the face of young India 🇮🇳💯 Congratulations to P V Sindhu for winning gold medal."
Ponvivek .R wrote, " Great achievement our nation champ🥳@Pvsindhu1"
Ravindra Khanna wrote, "Golden Girl 🏅! PV Sindhu beats Michelle Li of Canada in straight games to win gold in badminton women's singles in style!!🏆💛 Literally hobbling on 1 leg. Congrats Champion. What a brave performance. Just so proud"