There is a great hope for India as Shuttler P V Sindhu reaches the semifinals of Rio Olympics 2016. India’s young badminton champion P V Sindhu showcased outstanding skills to upset worls’s number two Wang Yihan of China in the badminton women’s singles quarter finals to enter the semifinals of the Rio Olympics 2016.
P V Sindhu became only the second Indian women’s player, who reach the semifinal of Rio Olympics 2016 Games after Saina Nehwal reach at the 2012 London Games.
The first set was led by Wang Yihan in the first half as she went into the break leading 11-8, but P V Sindhu came back stouter and she made it 14-14 before running away to a lead of 20-17.
Wang made a late comeback to tie it 20-20 but P V Sindhu kept her cool to win it by 22-20. Both Wang and Sindhu showed great skill and they made use of their long reach and height.
Wang Yihan looked a better player, but the motion shifted Wang in Sindhu’s favour at the end of that set. P V Sindhu carried that motion in the second set and she raced to a 8-3 lead and at the break she also led 11-8 before Wang Yihan showed great defence that frustrated Sindhu.
The score was tied by 13-13 when Sindhu opened up a five point benefit. While Wang was up for a fight and she scored six consecutive points to lead by 19-18 and that was the last point that wang scored.
Now Sindhu is win away from assuring India a medal in the women’s single category. If Sindhu wins semifinal then she plays the gold medal match that assure that at least one silver medal for India.
But if Sindhu loses semifinals then she would have to play a bronze medal play off with the loser of other semifinal. On Thursday, Sindhu plays her semifinal round against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan.
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