Tokyo Olympics 2020: PV Sindhu in quarterfinals, Atanu Das enter next round

By Rajan Nath - July 29, 2021 8:07 am

Tokyo Olympics 2020: The world champion Badminton player PV Sindhu on Thursday entered quarterfinals while archer Atanu Das proceeded to next round. Sindhu entered the women's singles quarterfinals after beating Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt in straight games at the Tokyo Olympics.

World number 7 PV Sindhu who won a silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics, won the Round of 6 match 21-15, 21-13 over 13th seed Mia Blichfeldt in a 41-minute match.

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Now, PV Sindhu will face the winner of the match between Akane Yamaguchi of Japan and Korea's Kim Gaeun.

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On Wednesday, Sindhu defeated world No. 34 Hong Kong's NY Cheung 21-9, 21-16. She topped Group J following the victory.

The ace Indian shuttler, in her Tokyo Olympic 2020 campaign so far, has not led her opponents take a game in third set.

She first defeated Israel's Ksenia Polikarova, then Hong Kong's Ngan Yi Cheung and now Blichfeldt.

Sindhu is the only Indian badminton hope left in fray as Sai Praneeth's maiden Olympic campaign was finished in agony in the men's competition.

Archer Atanu Das gives India medal hope

Indian archer Atanu Das is through to pre-quarterfinals after defeating South Korea's Oh Jin-Hyek 6-5 in shoot-offs. He earlier defeated Chinese Taipei's Deng Yu-Cheng in Round of 32. Now, Atanu will take on Japan's Takaharu Furukawa in the pre-quarterfinals on July 31. 

On Wednesday, archer Deepika Kumari also entered the pre-quarterfinals after defeating US' Mucino Fernandez in Round of 16.

-PTC News 

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