PV Sindhu reaches the finals after beating Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi
PV Sindhu outclassed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-17, 15-21, 21-10 to secure a place in the women’s singles badminton final at the Asian Games.
In the process, the 23-year-old became the first Indian to reach the final of an Individual event at the Games. Sindhu will take on world no. 1 Tai Tzu Ying in the final tomorrow.
Olympic medallists PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal headed for a gold medal showdown at the 18th Asian Games after their quarterfinal victories ensured India’s first ever women’s singles medals at the Continental event.
First it was London bronze medallist Saina, who ended a 36-year-old wait for an individual medal after locking at least a bronze following a 21-18 21-16 win over world number five Ratchanok Intanon in a 42-minute quarterfinal.