PV Sindhu has broken one more record for India as she progresses to the finals of women’s singles Badminton event in Asian Games 2018.
This is a historic moment for India and PV Sindhu as well. PV Sindhu cruises to the finals of the Asian Games with a 21-17, 15-21 and 21-10 win over world number 2 Japanese Akane Yamaguchi.
PV Sindhu won the Silver medal in 2016 Olympics and at the recently concluded World Championship as well. She crushed Japans world number 2 Akane Yamaguchi 21-17 in the first game. But fell short in the second game losing it 21-15 to Yamaguchi to take the match to the decider game. In the final game, Sindhu took a clear first break lead by 11-7. And then totally dominated Yamaguchi playing cross court game and tiring the Japanese opponent. Sindhu had a 10 match point opportunity which she got it with a smash on the backhand of Yamaguchi, winning the final game by 21-10.
India, are currently placed seventh in the medal tally which is led by China. The Indian contingent has accumulated a total of 37 medals so far. It includes 7 gold, 10 silver and 20 bronze.