Tokyo Olympics: Sindhu loses to Tai Tzu in semifinals, to fight for bronze now


PTI | Tokyo | Updated: 31-07-2021 16:56 IST | Created: 31-07-2021 16:48 IST
Tokyo Olympics: Sindhu loses to Tai Tzu in semifinals, to fight for bronze now
Shuttler PV Sindhu (file image) Image Credit: ANI
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Reigning world champion P V Sindhu's hopes of securing India's first-ever Olympic gold in badminton came crashing down as she slumped to a straight-game defeat against world no.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the women's singles semifinals here on Saturday.

The 26-year-old silver-medallist from the Rio Games, however, remained in the hunt for a bronze medal and will be competing against China's He Bing Jiao in the third-place play-off at Musashino Forest Plaza on Sunday.

One of the most consistent players, who claimed medals in all big-ticket events in the last five years, Sindhu couldn't counter Tai Tzu's deception with her aggressive game, going down 18-21 12-21 here.

This is Sindhu's 14th loss to the Taiwanese second seed in 19 meetings, having also lost to her in the last three face-offs.

On Friday, Sindhu seeded sixth, had beaten Japanese world no.5, Akane Yamaguchi, in the quarterfinals.

Earlier, men's singles player B Sai Praneeth and the men's doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy had failed to qualify for the knockout stage.

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