Asian Games 2018 Badminton Highlights: After disappointments over the past few competitions, Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal secured themselves of a medal in women’s singles badminton at the Asian Games on Sunday. While Sindhu will defeated Thailand’s Nitchaon Jindapol 21-11, 16-21, 21-14, Nehwal beat Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon 21-18, 21-16 in the quarterfinal. A win for them has now secured at least two bronze for India in Women’s Singles. It will be for the first time since 1982 that India will win a medal in Badminton singles event.
Asian Games 2018 Badminton Live Updates: Top Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal advanced to the women’s singles quarterfinals after beating their respective opponents in straight games at Jakarta on Saturday. Olympic and World Championship silver medallist Sindhu outwitted local player and world number 22 Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 21-12 21-15 in 35 minutes after Commonwealth Games gold medallist Saina dispatched another crowd-favourite Fitriani, ranked 40th, 21-6 21-14 in another second-round match. Saina will next face either Thailand’s fourth seed Ratchanok Intanon or Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun, while Sindhu will take on the winner of the match between Sri Lanka’s Kavidi Sirimannage and Thailand’s Nitchaon Jindapol. Commonwealth Games silver medallists duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, however, couldn’t cross the second round after their gallant fight ended with a 17-21 21-19 17-21 loss against Korea’s Choi Solgyu and Min Hyuk Kang in men’s doubles.