Badminton Asia Championships, Quarter-finals LIVE: Sindhu enters semis, Satwik-Chirag lose — Scores, Results, Updates, Blog
PV Sindhu and Satwik-Chirag are just one win away from securing a medal at the Badminton Asia Championships but tough opponents await. Follow LIVE.
Hello and welcome to the live blog of The Bridge from the quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships 2022!
It's an exciting day of badminton ahead for Indians as we have two crucial matches lined up for the day as we try and get our hands on history.
First, PV Sindhu has set up a delicious re-match of her Tokyo bronze medal encounter against China's He Bingjiao.
Followed by that, in the doubles, the World No. 7 pair and the third-seeded duo of Satwik-Chirag will take on the Malaysian pair of Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik, the fifth seeds for a place in the semi-finals.
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- 29 April 2022 3:10 PM GMT
Although Satwik-Chirag lost, we're sure they'll come back stronger!
For now, it is PV Sindhu who still remains alive in this tournament and she has a stiff challenge to conquer in the semi-finals against Akane Yamaguchi, the reigning World Champion.
Make sure you are joining us on that coverage from 11 AM tomorrow!
- 29 April 2022 1:59 PM GMT
Having dominated Game 1, Satwik-Chirag lost momentum in Game 2 and Game 3 was a wild chase but overall, it was some solid display of badminton from both sides.
So many things to work on for this duo and Mathias Boe will have to look into right away and help them convert these wins and get medals.
- 29 April 2022 1:57 PM GMT
Chirag's return falls wide and it is the end of their campaign at the Badminton Asia Championships.
Such a great fight put in by the duo but they fail to sustain that momentum and the Malaysians take advantage and win. It'll be an all-Malaysian semifinal now.
- 29 April 2022 1:49 PM GMT
The Malaysians still have a 4-point cushion here at 14-10