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BWF World Championships: PV Sindhu assures India of medal by booking semifinals spot

PV Sindhu dominated from the very beginning in the quarterfinals against the Chinese opponent San Yu, beating her 21-14, 21-9 to book semifinals spot and assuring India of at least a bronze medal at the BWF World Championships.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 25, 2017 9:34 pm
pv sindhu, sindhu, pv sindhu badminton, badminton india, india badminton, sindhu olympics, olympics, rio olympics, badminton PV Sindhu won the quarterfinal match against Sun Yu. (Source: AP)

Fourth seed PV Sindhu on Friday registered a commanding win as she beat China’s Sun Yu 21-14, 21-9 to book semifinals spot in the BWF World Championships after Kidambi Srikanth’s exit after the quarterfinals on the same day.

After victory in the pre-quarters clash against Ngan Yi, the Hyderabadi shuttler dominated from the very beginning in the quarterfinals against the Chinese opponent. She was in total control of the match right from the first point and claimed victory in 39 minutes. With the win, she has assured India of a medal in the BWF World Championships and will now be up against reigning world junior champion Chen Yufei in the semifinals.

Since 2013, Sindhu has had an exceptional record, having won a medal at each world championship/Olympics except one. The 22-year old also maintains a record of never losing against a Chinese opponent at world championship.

Sindhu’s ranking rose by a spot on Thursday from her previous fifth spot while Srikanth slipped two places to now sit on tenth. While Sindhu was in the groove on Friday, the same cannot be said about Srikanth, who went down 21-14, 21-18 in 48 minutes against Son Wan Ho to make a surprise exit. The defeat ends Srikanth’s 13 match winning run.

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  1. P
    Aug 26, 2017 at 1:19 am
    Both Sindhu and Nehwal are now assured of a medal. Yes let us not invest all our resources in cricket globally also few people heard of cricket. India needs to show its mettle on the Olympics.
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      Syama uppuluri
      Aug 25, 2017 at 9:26 pm
      Congratulations Sindhu. Wish you all the best in future rounds. Keep going.
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        Dr. Rajesh Gupta
        Aug 25, 2017 at 8:11 pm
        This is a real sport not cricket genuine compe ion and genuine sport. Cricket is entertainment. Let us not waste all our resources on cricket. Let us push genuine sports. Guru Satpal has brought our national and indigenous sport wrestling to a world stage. We have now many world class wrestlers. If resources are pored into genuine sports like wrestling, etc. we can soon be world class. So far this year we have so far not done too good at the world championships. But Sandeep Tomar did defeat the Russian champion Zavur Uguev. Russians team is the best in wrestling more training and resources in a decade India could be top in wrestling.
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