October 27, 2020
Asian Games 2018 Badminton News

Asian Games 2018: Sindhu, Saina creates history, reach the semi final of women’s singles

Asian Games 2018: Sindhu, Saina creates history, reach the semi final of women's singles

Saina Nehwal today becomes the first Indian woman to enter the Asian games semi-final and assured herself a bronze medal. India has never won an individual medal in women’s singles event at the Asian event. The celebration got more bigger as PV Sindhu followed her up in the semi final which assures 2 medals for India in women’s singles badminton.

Earlier, Saina was 3-11 down against former world champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand but later bounced back to take the lead 17-16. She didn’t look back from there and won the first game 21-18.

Saina didn’t give Ratchanok a chance to find her rhythm and dominated the proceeding in second game and eventually won it 21-16 to create history.

PV Sindhu was up against a tricky opponent in Nitchaon Jindapol of Thailand but she was right up with her efforts in the first game and won it 21-11. Jindapol made a thunderous comeback and won the second game 16-21 to take it to third and decisive game. Sindhu faltered at the start but later gained some momentum to take the third game 21-14.

This was a momentous occasion for the Indian fans and they took to twitter to express their happiness.

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