Asian Games 2018: A Historical Day for Badminton India, Sindhu reaches final and Saina bags bronzeAugust 27, 2018, Delhi
Badminton challenges on Day 09 of the Asian Games grabbed all attention as India’s Star Players P.V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal had to play their crucial quarter-final lineup of the 18th Asian Games Indonesia.
As per the recent news from the Asian Games center, India’s Badminton duo highlighted the day with great achievement for India. Firstly, Saina opened the medal gateways for India after a wait for 36 Years in Asian Games. Nehwal had to settle for the bronze medal as she lost the match with straight set against Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying with scoreline 17-21, 14-21.
P.V Sindhu stepping edges ahead of Saina marks India’s first-ever entry in the final of Asian Games Badminton Single category. Sindu aced the semi-final match against Akane Yamaguchi of Japan. Rio Olympic Silver medal winner Sindhu trigerred a match against second rank holder Akane in the third straight encounter.
In the match of stamina and power, Sindhu outsmarts the game against Yamaguchi with scoreline 21-17, 15-21, 21-10 to become first Indian to reach the final stage of Asian Games in both singles or doubles.
Sindhu had overpowered her arch rival Yamaguchi at the World Championship played in China and most recently at the team event of Asian Games.