PV Sindhu on Monday trounced second seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-17, 15-21, 21-10 and stormed into the women’s singles badminton final at the Asian Games. With this, she has assured the country of its first-ever silver in badminton. In the process, the 23-year-old scripted history by becoming the first Indian to reach the final of an individual event at the Games.
#AsianGames2018 PV Sindhu reaches the finals after beating Japan's Akane Yamaguchi pic.twitter.com/3XSWWcgVoZ
— ANI (@ANI) August 27, 2018
Sindhu, who is eyeing Gold, will now face off world no. 1 Tai Tzu Ying in the final on Tuesday. Tai Tzu Ying beat Saina Nehwal in a straight game on Monday to reach the final. Nehwal who lost 17-21, 14-21 won a bronze medal.
Great day for Indian badminton, while Saina Nehwal became the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Asian Games after 36 years, PV Sindhu became the first to reach the finals. Keep it up ladies, we are so proud of you. #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/U990mkWpCg
— Harsimrat Kaur Badal (@HarsimratBadal_) August 27, 2018
Olympic medallists P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal both assured India of two historic Asian Games medals after reaching the women’s singles semifinals of badminton competition in Jakarta on Sunday
The ace Indian shutter, Sindhu on her way to final defeated Thailand’s Nitchaon Jindapol 21-11, 16-21, 21-14 in the quarterfinal.
PV Sindhu into the finals of Women’s singles 🇮🇳 🎉🎉🎉 #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/BHpbv4X4Bd
— . (@Sagar2024) August 27, 2018
Sindhu had outperformed Yamaguchi at the World Championships in China recently and in latest in the team event at the Asian Games.
Very recently, PV Sindhu missed the gold at the BWF World Championships, but clinched the second consecutive silver.
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Tomorrow’s final will be Sindhu’s chance to make up for so many heartbreaks. She had lost in the final of the Olympics and Commonwealth Games. In the World Championships also, she made it to the final twice, but couldn’t win the title.
This year, Sindhu has successfully made it to the Forbes List Of 30 Under 30 Asia 2018. She is enlisted among a total of four Indians included in the list’s ‘Entertainment & Sports’ category. India’s highly remarkable badminton star is also enlisted in the Forbes list of highest-earning female athletes.
SheThePeople.TV wishes Sindhu all the luck!