Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu lost in semi-finals, will play for bronze medal tomorrow


Tokyo Olympics 2021: Indian women’s badminton player PV Sindhu suffered a 0-2 defeat at the hands of world number-1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics. Rio Olympics silver medalist Sindhu was India’s biggest medal hope and the way she performed in Tokyo so far, it seemed that she could fetch a gold medal this time. But with this defeat, his dream was shattered.

Sindhu lost 18-21, 12-21 to Xu Ying in a match that lasted 40 minutes. Sindhu did better in the first game and took the lead in the beginning but Xu Ying came back to win the first game. After this, Sindhu could not present any challenge in the second game and lost this game too.

Sindhu may have been out of the gold medal race but she still has a chance to clinch the bronze. Sindhu will face China’s Hee Bing Xiao in the bronze medal bout on Sunday. Bing Xiao lost another semi-final 1-2 to compatriot Chen Yu Fei. Sindhu had won a silver medal at the Rio Olympics five years ago. She had to face defeat at the hands of Carolina Marin of Spain in the final. This time Sindhu was expected to do better than Rio’s performance. But this could not happen.

What Sindhu’s father said after the semi-final

Sitting in Hyderabad, PV Sindhu’s family was watching the semi-final match. After the match her father PV Ramana said, “It all happens when a player can’t get into the rhythm. Yesterday she was in good rhythm and came back to beat Akane Yamaguchi. Today Tai Tzu Ying asked her to come back.” No chance given.”

Saturday was not a good day for India

It was a disappointing day for Indian boxing as well as world number one Amit Panghal (52kg) followed by Pooja Rani (75kg) crashed out of the Tokyo Olympics after losing to her rival. Here, Indian shooters Anjum Moudgil and Tejaswini Sawant missed out on a place in the women’s 50m rifle 3 final. Anjum finished 15th and Tejaswini 33rd in the qualifying round.

Also read: Tokyo Olympics: Indian boxer Pooja Rani loses in quarterfinals, ends medal hopes

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