Reigning world champion Sindhu, who had won a silver at the Rio Games five years ago, walked out of the Indira Gandhi International Terminal amid a round of applause from the airport staff. She was flanked by security officers and wearing a face mask.
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Sindhu and her Korean coach Park Tae-sang were also felicitated by Singhania at the airport.
“I am very happy and excited of course, everybody congratulated me and I am thankful to BAI and everyone for supporting and encouraging me. It is an exciting day and a happy moment,” Sindhu said.nullnull
By winning the bronze on Sunday, Sindhu became the first woman athlete from the country to bag two Olympic medals.
The 26-year-old from Hyderabad defeated China’s He Bing Jiao in the bronze medal play-off.