PV Sindhu had reached the semi-finals of the Olympic Games for the second time in a row, where she lost this time, but she still has a chance to win her second consecutive Olympic medal.
PV Sindhu reached the Olympic semi-finals for the second time in a row. (Photo: PTI)
India’s hopes of winning the first gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and on Saturday 31 July suffered a tremendous setback. In the women’s singles of badminton, India’s legendary shuttler PV Sindhu had to face defeat in the semi-final match. Sindhu was defeated by world number one Tai Tzu-Ying of Chinese Taipei 21-18, 21-13, breaking the Indian star’s dream of reaching the second consecutive Olympic final and winning Olympic gold. After the loss, Sindhu said that she had prepared well for this match, but it was not her day and she was saddened to lose till the semi-finals. Sindhu will now enter for the bronze medal bout on Sunday, August 1.
The Indian star dominated the group stage and quarter-finals of the Olympics, not allowing his rivals to win a single game. In such a situation, Sindhu was expected to win in the semi-finals. However, he had Tai Tzu as his toughest and toughest challenge in front of him, against whom Sindhu’s record now stands at 5-14. Sindhu had made a strong start in the first game and took the lead, but the Taipei player made a comeback and won both the games in a row.
Preparation was complete, but today was not the day
Sindhu, who won the silver medal at the Rio Olympics, looked disappointed after missing so close to the final. After the match she said that she was ready for this match and prepared keeping in mind the strength of Tai Tzu. BWF quoted Sindhu as saying,
“I am a little sad because it was a semi-final, but I tried my best. This was not my day. I fought till the end. I was drawn to his skills, so I don’t think it caused much trouble. Ultimately, the level of semi-finals was always going to be very high, you can’t expect easy points. I couldn’t win.”
Will put all my efforts for bronze
However, Sindhu still has a chance to win her second Olympic medal. On Sunday, she will go with the intention of winning the bronze medal. For this, he will face He Bingjiao of China. Sindhu said about this that she is sad for not reaching the final, but she has another chance for a medal and she will give her all for it. He also thanked the countrymen for their support, love and respect.
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