Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Keeping hopes alive, Sindhu storms into Semifinals!

Indian shuttler P V Sindhu displayed remarkable skills defeating world number two Wang Yihan of China in the badminton singles quarter finals at the 31st Summer Olympics Rio on Tuesday. Sindhu is now in the semi-finals of the badminton singles event.

With the paramount win, Sindhu has turned into the second Indian badminton player to enter Olympic semi-finals after Saina Nehwal accomplished the deed four years ago. She won the match in straight sets of 22-20, 21-19; thereby dominating her Chinese opponent with an aggressive play.

The 21-year-old Indian now stands just a win away from assuring India an elusive medal at the Rio Olympics. Having conquered world no. 2 Yihan, India's hopes, now rests on Sindhu who will face the winner of the last quarterfinal that will be between Japan's Akane Yamaguchi and Nozomi Okuhara on August 18 for a place in the gold medal encounter. She will now be playing in the semi-finals against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara on August 18, thursday. 
All India Radio wishes this ace shuttler all the best for the semi-finals.
Jeeto Rio.

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