WATCH: Heroic Welcome for Tokyo Olympics 2020 Champion Belinda Bencic Alongside Other Swiss Athletes

Published 08/03/2021, 1:16 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Women’s Singles – Medal Ceremony – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 31, 2021. Gold medallist Belinda Bencic of Switzerland celebrates on the podium REUTERS/Yara Nardi


Swiss professional Belinda Bencic returned home wearing both her medals won at Tokyo Olympics 2020. Accordingly, she and the other Swiss athletes saw a grand welcome from a big crowd at the airport. All the athletes even posed together afterwards.

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In particular, Bencic won both the gold and the silver medal in the women’s singles and doubles event, respectively. She even claimed that she won them for Swiss tennis legends Roger Federer and Martina Hingis.

Naturally, she was all smiles when she saw Swiss people cheering for her. Also, it would become one of the biggest memories of an extraordinary time in her professional career.

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Without a doubt, she deserved all the love and appreciation she got after going through a strenuous week in Japan. Notably, she won six matches in seven days to get her hands on the gold medal.

Extraordinary moments for Belinda Bencic following Tokyo Olympics 2020 triumph

Winning an individual gold medal for your country at the world’s biggest sporting event is an incomparable feat. Thus, it probably would be the most celebrated week in Bencic‘s life so far.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Women’s Singles – Gold medal match – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 31, 2021. Belinda Bencic of Switzerland celebrates after winning her gold medal match against Marketa Vondrousova of Czech Republic REUTERS/Edgar Su

After the victory, the 24-year-old also shared the message she received from Federer before the final. Inarguably, the 20-time Grand Slam champion was as happy as he would be if he had won it.

Besides, Bencic defeated the Czech Republic professional Marketa Vondrousova in a spectacular three-set contest, winning it 7-5, 2-6, 6-3. Next, she and partner Viktorija Golubic lost to reigning French Open champions Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Women’s Doubles – Medal Ceremony – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Fellow silver medallist Belinda Bencic of Switzerland awards teammate Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland her silver medal REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

What’s next for Bencic after the Olympics victory?

Continuing on her winning ways, Bencic might want to jump up ahead in the WTA Tour. And even though she has had a tough 23-14 season, the Olympics week would indeed help her confidence.

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As of now, the WTA World No.12 has made two finals this year, losing both of them. Hence, she would now aim to win a WTA title on her way to the US Open 2021.

Above all, Bencic would now entirely focus on winning her maiden Grand Slam on the women’s circuit. Let’s see if her dream run continues to shower distinguished achievements on her.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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