Tokyo Olympics 2020: PV Sindhu Enters Semi-Finals!


PV Sindhu enters semi-finals of the women’s singles badminton at Tokyo Olympics 2020 today. The Reigning world Champion kept India’s hopes of winning a first-ever Olympic gold in badminton alive as she reached the semi-finals with a fighting straight-game win over world no 5 Japanese Akane Yamaguchi. Now, she is the lone player in Badminton representing India as men’s singles player and doubles pair failed to qualify for the knockout stage.

After the match, Sindhu said “I wasn’t nervous even though she was at game point, my coach was saying: ‘It’s okay, keep the focus and you’ll get there’. He was constantly supporting me and that got me by and I’m happy I got back in two games”.

On Thursday, Sindhu had notched up a straight-game triumph over Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt, 13th seed, in the pre-quarterfinals. She remained unbeaten in the Group Stage, defeating world No. 34 Hong Kong’s NY Cheung 21-9 21-16 to top Group J.

PV Sindhu won a silver in Rio Olympics 2016 and made the nation proud after a tremendous game. She won the World Championships gold in the year 2019, and also won silver medals at the World Championships in 2017 and 2018. Sindhu also won the silver medal at the 2018 Asian Games and 2018 Commonwealth Games.

PV Sindhu will be facing Tai Tzu Ying, Taiwanese badminton player in the semi-finals. A tough match awaits for PV Sindhu as she will be competing against World No. 1 in the semis tomorrow.




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