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Asian Games 2018 Badminton Highlights: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal reach semis, secure medals

Asian Games 2018 Badminton Highlights: PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal assured India of two medals in Women's Singles Badminton at the Asian Games 2018.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 26, 2018 3:41:29 pm
Asian Games 2018 Live Streaming India Badminton Live Updates Asian Games 2018 Badminton Highlights: PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal reach semifinals.

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.

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Asian Games 2018 Badminton Highlights:

15:31 (IST)26 Aug 2018
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Olympic medallists P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal assured India of two historic Asian Games medals after reaching the women's singles semifinals of badminton competition in Jakarta on Sunday.

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15:15 (IST)26 Aug 2018
Saina Nehwal after the match

"She was playing strong and I knew she will challenge me today. I was taking her seriously, she had beaten Sung Ji Hyun in the previous match and first time I saw her playing well against a rally player. "I was not moving that well initially but after 12-3 I opened up and I started picking up those tough shots. Then one-two rallies happened and there I saw her getting tired but she was very tough. She was playing attacking. She had the lead, I had the good record against her, crowd was shouting (for Indonesian player on adjacent court), so many things were playing in my mind. You could not hear the shuttle (due to noise), you have to be alert."

15:07 (IST)26 Aug 2018
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14:58 (IST)26 Aug 2018
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14:56 (IST)26 Aug 2018
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PV Sindhu is now assured of atleast a Bronze medal in Women's Singles Badminton event, along with Saina Nehwal. Both the Indian shuttlers are assured of medals in the Women's Singles Badminton.

14:53 (IST)26 Aug 2018
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PV Sindhu beats Thailand's Jindapol Nitchaon 21-11, 16-21, 21-14 to reach semifinals. She assures India another medal in Women Singles Badminton.

14:52 (IST)26 Aug 2018
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EXCELLENT RALLY!

She continued to drop forwards forcing Jindapol Nitchaon to come closer to the net and then used the opened court to her advantage by slamming it backwards. Sindhu 16-13 Nitchaon in deciding game

14:50 (IST)26 Aug 2018
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Thailand's Jindapol Nitchaon gets back a point with a tremendous body shot that gave no time or room to PV Sindhu to get a reply. But then, she strikes it outside and drops another. Sindhu maintains 3-point lead. Sindhu 16-13 Nitchaon

14:48 (IST)26 Aug 2018
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An error of judgment from Thailand's Jindapol Nitchaon sees her pushing herself back and not replying back to a shot. She thought it was going out, but it was IN. And now, Sindhu leads 14-11.

14:46 (IST)26 Aug 2018
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PV Sindhu takes a lead of 5-points in the deciding game after Thailand's Jindapol Nitchaon strikes the net with her failed drop shot. Sindhu 13-9 Nitchaon.

14:43 (IST)26 Aug 2018
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PV Sindhu leads 11-7 at the break in the deciding game against Thailand's Jindapol Nitchaon in Badminton Quarterfinal match

14:41 (IST)26 Aug 2018
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PV Sindhu brings out a fist bump as she takes the lead!

An error from Thailand's Jindapol Nitchaon saw her hitting the shuttle outside the boundary lines and PV Sindhu roars in delight. She takes a 8-7  lead in the deciding game. 

14:39 (IST)26 Aug 2018
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PV Sindhu is trailing early on in the deciding game against Thailand's Jindapol Nitchaon 7-5. 

14:33 (IST)26 Aug 2018
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PV Sindhu loses the second game 21-16 against Thailand's Jindapol Nitchaon

14:28 (IST)26 Aug 2018
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PV Sindhu has now dropped three points on the trot and she is now trailing three points. Thailand's Jindapol Nitchaon is growing in confidence, especially after her body shots which are troubling the Indian. 

14:23 (IST)26 Aug 2018
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Deft trickery from Thailand's Jindapol Nitchaon as she dropped the shuttle just over the net to earn a point. Nitchaon finding hard to stay alive as she brings the score on level terms. Sindhu 11-11 Nitchaon

14:20 (IST)26 Aug 2018
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Smash into the body! PV Sindhu leads 11-8 against Thailand's Jindapol Nitchaon at the break in the second game in Quarterfinal match

14:18 (IST)26 Aug 2018
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Quick Powerful and efficient - 

Jindapol Nitchaon had just served and she did not even realise when did Sindhu's response came in. Absolutely stunned was the Thai opponent after the stunning shot. Sindhu leads 9-8 Nitchaon

14:16 (IST)26 Aug 2018
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SLAMMED HARD!

Thailand's Jindapol Nitchaon is keen to bounce back in the second game and now she has brought things on level terms with a hard, strong hit that could get no reply from PV Sindhu. The score is equal - Sindhu 7-7 Nitchaon

Asian Games 2018 Live Streaming India Badminton Live Updates Asian Games 2018 Badminton Live Updates: PV Sindhu will be in action. (Source: PTI)

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.