Tokyo Olympics 2020 : PV Sindhu blows away Akane Yamaguchi to march into Semi-Finals.

PV Sindhu in action in Tokyo Olympics.

PV Sindhu in action in Tokyo Olympics.

Ruling best on the planet P V Sindhu kept India’s expectations of winning a first-historically speaking Olympic gold in badminton alive as she arrived at the elimination rounds of ladies’ singles with a battling straight-match dominate over world no 5 Japanese Akane Yamaguchi here on Friday. The 26-year-old Indian, who won a silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics, shielded splendidly and rode on her assault to clobber the fourth cultivated Yamaguchi 21-13 22-20 in a 56-minute quarterfinal conflict at the Musashino Forest Plaza here.

 

She will next face the champ of the other quarterfinal between Thailand’s Ratchanok Inthanon and Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying. The 6th cultivated Indian came into the match with a 11-7 no holds barred mean something negative for the Japanese, whom she had last beaten at the All England Championship in March this year.

 

On 29th August i.e. Thursday, Sindhu had scored up a straight-game victory over Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt, thirteenth seed, in the pre-quarterfinals. She was the solitary Indian in conflict in badminton after men’s singles player B Sai Praneeth and men’s copies pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy neglected to fit the bill for the knockout stage.

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