Badminton player PV Sindhu has once again shown great form in Olympics as the Shuttler has entered the Semi-finals of the Women’s Singles category after beating Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in straight sets. These were the scores: 2-0 (21-13, 22-20)
“I’m happy but it’s not over yet. For me it’s time to go back, relax and get ready for the next match. I’m happy but I need to prepare for the next match. There were some very long rallies. The second game was very important, I was leading and Akane came back – so I couldn’t relax. On my side there were a few errors. I wasn’t nervous even though she was at game point, my coach was saying: ‘It’s okay, keep the focus and you’ll get there’. He was constantly supporting me and that got me by and I’m happy I got back in two games.” – Said Sandhu after Winning against Yamaguchi.
Some more good news comes for India as Boxer Lovlina Borgohain has guaranteed a medal for India after defeating Chinese Taipei’s Nien-Chin Chen to reach women’s welterweight semi-finals. As of now, a bronze is assured for Lovlina but the whole country woulbe be hoping for a Gold.
However, Deepika Kumari was knocked out after losing to Korea’s An San in the quarterfinals of the women’s individual archery event.
Boxer Simranjit Kaur could not reach the quarterfinal after losing her round of 16 match. Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat also failed to reach the Women’s 25m Pistol final.
India 3000m steeplechase athlete Avinash Sable did set a new National Record but was unable to qualify to the next round. India’s sailor Vishnu Saravanan, finished 15th in the Men’s One Person Dinghy Laser Race 10 and 27th in the overall standings.
Lastly, India’s Women’s Hockey Team beat Ireland in the Pool-A Match by 1-0.