PV Sindhu storms into Semi-finals at Tokyo Olympics 2021


Reigning world Champion P V Sindhu secure a place in the semi-final and kept India's hopes of winning a first-ever Olympic gold in badminton after beating a higher-ranked Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-13, 22-20 in a 56-minute women's singles quarter-final of badminton at the Musashino Forest Plaza Court today.

The 26-year-old Indian, who won a silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics, will next face the winner of the other quarterfinal between Thailand's Ratchanok Inthanon and Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying.

On Thursday, Sindhu had notched up a straight-game triumph over Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt, 13th seed, in the pre-quarterfinals.