PV Sindhu expressed her happiness that a total of seven shuttlers, two more than in London four years ago, had made the grade for the Rio Games
Four years ago, five Indians had qualified at London Olympics. K Srikanth and PV Sindhu will be playing their maiden Olympic games.
With the qualifying cut-off date set on May 5, seven Indian shuttlers all set to make the Rio cut.
Saina Nehwal failed to match the sharp play from Yihan as she went down 16-21, 14-21 in 41 minutes at the Wuhan Sports Center.
Saina Nehwal held her nerves in tricky situations to eke out a 21-16 21-19 win over former World Champion Shixian Wang.
Saina Nehwal has a 6-7 head-to-head record against Shixian Wang, having lost to her in the last two encounters.
Saina Nehwal disposed off Fitriani Fitriani 21-16 21-17, while PV Sindhu brushed aside Maria Febe Kusumastuti 21-10 21-13.
Two good matches at the Olympics could ensure a medal for Indian players said Pullela Gopichand.
Fourth seeded PV Sindhu was stunned 21-17 21-19 by Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertsuk in a match that lasted 38 minutes.
PV Sindhu had an easy outing against Chien Hui Yu, winning 21-9 21-17 in just 33 minutes.
Dissecting the game of Tai Tzu Ying to come up with an answer to what is it about her that bothers Saina Nehwal?
PV Sindhu conceded a one-game advantage to go down 21-11 14-21 14-21 to He Bingjiao in a hard-fought women’s singles match.
Saina Nehwal has played only three times in last five editions at Singapore Indoor Stadium but she could not go beyond quarterfinals.
A series of injuries affected his career but Sameer Verma from Madhya Pradesh is happy with his performance after regaining his full fitness.
The Nippon Badminton Association threw the book at the 21-year-old world No 2, banning him from competition indefinitely.