'Too Good From Our Girls': Tributes Pour In After India Women Clinch Historic Gold at Badminton Asia Team Championship Final

India defeated Thailand in the Badminton Asia Team Championship 2024 Final to clinch their first Asian team title. India had won two medals in the past, with the men's team claiming bronze medals in the 2016 and 2020 editions, respectively.
Tributes Pour In After India Women's Badminton Team Clinch Historic Gold at Asian Championships

India Women's Badminton Team Clinched The Gold at Asian Championships. (Screengrab/BAI)

The Indian women's badminton team etched their names in history books on February 18th, 2024, by clinching the Badminton Asia Team Championships title for the very first time. Facing Thailand in a thrilling final held in Selangor, Malaysia, the Indian shuttlers displayed grit and determination to emerge victorious with a nail-biting 3-2 scoreline.
This momentous win marks a significant milestone for Indian badminton, showcasing the immense talent and potential within the young team.
The journey to the gold medal was paved with remarkable displays of skill and resilience. In the final showdown against Thailand, the intensity reached fever pitch. PV Sindhu beat Supanida Katethong 21-12, 21-12, then Treesa Jolly/Gayatri Gopichand Pullela beat Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Pra Jongjai. However, Ashmita Chaliha lost to Busanan Ongbamrungphan and Priya Konjengbam/Shruti Mishra also succumbed to Benyapa Aimsaard/Nuntakarn Aimsaard. But it was young Anmol Kharb who beat Pornpicha Choeikeewong 21-14, 21-9 to seal the deal for the Indians.
Tributes poured in thick and fast after the monumental win. Here are some of the best reactions -
India had won two medals in the past, with the men's team claiming bronze medals in the 2016 and 2020 editions, respectively.
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