Indian shuttler PV Sindhu defeated Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-13, 22-20 to reach the semi-finals of the women’s singles event of the Tokyo Olympics. This match was very tough and both the players tried hard to win. Now he is one step away from the medal. If Sindhu wins in the semi-finals, a medal will be assured for India.
Rio Olympics 2016 silver medalist Sindhu kept India’s maiden Olympic gold medal hopes alive in badminton. She will now face the winner of the second quarterfinal between Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand and Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei. Sindhu is running in excellent form at the moment and it is expected that she will bring gold medal this time.
Reigning world champion Sindhu took advantage of an 11-7 win record against world number five Yamaguchi to win the first game 21-13 in just 23 minutes. In the second game, Yamaguchi tried to make a comeback but the Indian did not allow him to do so and won in 33 minutes to secure a place in the last four. Sindhu also won the silver medal in the Rio Olympics by performing brilliantly.
If PV Sindhu wins the semi-final match, then silver or gold medal is sure, but after losing the semi-final, she will have to fight for the bronze medal. However, a player like PV Sindhu, who has won a silver medal in the Olympics, will now play the semi-finals and finals with all her heart for the smell of gold and bring glory to the country.
India’s medal in boxing seems to be confirmed. Lovlina has reached the semi-finals by winning the quarter-final match of the 69 kg category. After this, at least one medal for Lovlina is sure. If she reaches the final after winning the semi-finals, she will ensure a silver medal for herself and a second medal for India.