- “There were lots of ups and downs, but I think apart from all that… I think the dream that has come true,” Sindhu told WION in an interview after the match. “I’m just on cloud nine.”
- The 26-year-old athlete is only the second Indian athlete to win two Olympic medals after wrestler Sushil Kumar, who won bronze in Beijing in 2008 and silver in London in 2012.
- Sindhu is also the fourth badminton player to win multiple Olympic medals in the women’s singles category, joining South Korea’s Bang Soo-Hyun, Indonesia’s Susi Susanti and China’s Zhang Ning in the elite list.
- Over the years, Sindhu has been winning multiple medals in different international tournaments, including the Asian Championships, the Commonwealth Games, the Asian Games and the World Championships.
- Sindhu became the first Indian to win the historic gold medal at the World Championships in 2019. It was Sindhu’s fifth World Championships medal.
- Sindhu has also become the most marketable female athlete in India, earning lucrative sponsorship deals over the years.
- She placed 7th in Forbes’ Highest-Paid Female Athletes List in 2018 and 13th in 2019.
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