Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated PV Sindhu after she won the bronze at Tokyo Olympics. He took to Twitter and wrote, "We are all elated by the stellar performance by @Pvsindhu1. Congratulations to her on winning the Bronze at @Tokyo2020. She is India’s pride and one of our most outstanding Olympians."
Sindhu defeated world no 9 He Bing Jiao of China in the women's singles third-place play-off.
Congratulating her, President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, "PV Sindhu becomes the first Indian woman to win medals in two Olympic games. She has set a new yardstick of consistency, dedication and excellence. My heartiest congratulations to her for bringing glory to India."
Union Home Minister Amit Shah wrote, "Well played @Pvsindhu1. Time and again you have proved your unparalleled commitment and devotion towards the game. May you continue to bring glory to the nation. We are proud of your remarkable accomplishment."
Other than politicians, Bollywood celebrities and sports fraternity also congratulated the champion
Abhishek Bachchan wrote, "Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 on winning the bronze and also for becoming the first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals. You make India proud"
Calling Sindhu "one of a kind" sportsperson, Pannu said her win must be celebrated across the country.
"Our girl is getting home the bronze! She did it! One colour at a time I say! Come on champ @Pvsindhu1. This calls for a celebration! You are one of a kind, let’s celebrate you!" the "Haseen Dillruba" actor tweeted.
With this win, the sixth seeded Sindhu also made up for the straight-game loss to world no 1 Tai Tzu Ying in the semifinals on Saturday.