Badminton News: Former Indian World Champion, PV Sindhu picked up a medal by reaching the semi-finals of the 2022 Asian Badminton Championships in Manila, Philippines on Friday night (4/29).
The fourth seed, PV Sindhu, overcame a heated challenge from He Bing Jiao of China in the women’s singles quarterfinal. The world number 7 player beat fifth seed He Bing Jiao in a rubber match 21-9, 13-21, 21-19 in a game that lasted one hour and 16 minutes.
In their first encounter since the Tokyo Olympics bronze medal match, former world champion PV Sindhu overcame late resistance from China’s He Bing Jiao in a thriller.
With this hard-earned win, 26-year-old Sindhu has already earned his second medal at the event.
The two-time Olympic medalist started with a dream as he won the opener with ease at 21-9.
However, world number 9 Bing Jiao bounced back winning the second game 21-13 to force the deciding game.
Sindhu leads 16-9 in game three and it looks like victory is certain. However, the Chinese badminton player had other plans as she made a stunning comeback to make it 15-17.
The nervousness was evident when Sindhu failed to convert three game point opportunities and the gap was reduced to a single point (20-19). Sindhu then won the final point, much to the relief of his fans.
It was PV Sindhu’s eighth win in 17 games against China. Sindhu also scored a hat-trick of wins over He Bing Jiao with a sensational win on Friday.
Tall Sindhu will face defending champion and top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the semi-finals of the 2022 Asian Badminton Championships.
Tiny Yamaguchi knocked out sixth seed Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand 9-21, 21-15 and 21-17 in the other quarter-finals.
Sindhu has an impressive 13-8 record against world number 2 Akane Yamaguchi. The Indian star will have the psychological advantage, having won three of his last four encounters against representatives from Japan.
Tags: PV Sindhu, He Bing Jiao, Akane Yamaguchi, Asian Badminton Championship 2022
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