Badminton Asia Championships LIVE: PV Sindhu loses in semifinal; settles for Bronze — Scores, Results, Updates, Blog, Medal
PV Sindhu will be on the quest to upgrade her medal colour as she takes on Akane Yamaguchi for a place in the finals of the Badminton Asia Championships. Follow LIVE.
Welcome to the live blog of The Bridge from the semi-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships 2022!
PV Sindhu is the lone woman standing and she has a stiff challenge to conquer in the form of familiar foe and reigning World Champion Akane Yamaguchi for a place in the finals at Manila, Phillippines.
Interestingly, Sindhu put up a dominant show against her Tokyo bronze match opponent He Bingjiao in the quarters and now she needs to tame Yamaguchi, who she defeated at the quarters of the Olympics.
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- 30 April 2022 6:51 AM GMT
This loss notwithstanding, Sindhu will return from Manila with a bronze medal around her neck. Not the result she or her fans would have hoped for especially after the kind of start she had in this contest, but Yamaguchi was just too good once she found her rhythm.
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- 30 April 2022 6:49 AM GMT
Sindhu hits it long and she knows it. She walks out of the court even before the umpire announces it to be out. That's it. That's the end of the Indian campaign at the Badminton Asia Championships 2022.
PV Sindhu loses 13-21, 21-19, 21-16 in 1 hour and 6 minutes.
- 30 April 2022 6:38 AM GMT
Time to change the sides and Yamaguchi has a comfortable 4-point lead at 7-11. This is the first time in this contest that Sindhu does not have the advantage at the mid-game break.
Can the former World Champion hit back? Or will Yamaguchi cruise through?