Sports Badminton 31 Jul 2021 Sindhu loses semi-fi ...

Sindhu loses semi-final clash, to play for bronze on Sunday

ANI
Published Jul 31, 2021, 4:54 pm IST
Updated Jul 31, 2021, 4:54 pm IST
Tzu-Ying defeated Sindhu 21-18, 21-12 in the semifinals and now the Badminton star will play for bronze on Sunday
PV Sindhu in action at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo on Saturday.
 PV Sindhu in action at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo on Saturday.

Tokyo: India shuttler PV Sindhu will not be able to return with a silver or gold in the women's singles event after losing to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu-Ying in the semi-finals of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics here at the Musashino Forest Plaza Court 1 on Saturday. Tzu-Ying defeated Sindhu 21-18, 21-12 in the semifinals. Sindhu will now play for bronze on Sunday.

The Indian shuttler matched her opponent shot for shot, but it did not prove to be enough as Tzu-Ying ended up taking the first game 21-18. Sindhu needed to win the next game to stay alive in the semi-final.

 

The number two seed Tzu-Ying continued from where she left off in the first game and despite Sindhu throwing her best shots, it was not enough and the Indian shuttler lost the semi-final clash in straight games. The entire match lasted for 40 minutes.

On Friday, Sindhu had stormed into the semi-finals of the women's singles event after defeating Japan's number four seed Akane Yamaguchi in the quarterfinals.

Sindhu defeated Yamaguchi 21-13, 22-20. The quarterfinal clash between Sindhu and Yamaguchi had lasted for 56 minutes.

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Location: Japan, Tokyo-to, Tokyo




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