Tokyo Olympics: Badminton LIVE Day 7 — PV Sindhu wins quarter final against Akane Yamaguchi, moves into semi finals
Eyeing a semi-final ticket, World no. 7 PV Sindhu is playing against Japan's World No. 5 Akane Yamaguchi, in what is expected to be a heated quarterfinal clash.
Welcome to The Bridge's LIVE blog for Badminton on Day 7 of the Tokyo Olympics.
World No. 7 PV Sindhu, will be the challenge of home favourite, Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, the World No. 5 ace shuttler, who has to be tamed before Sindhu can make it to the semi-finals and possibly clash against World No. 1 Tai Tzu-ying!
With fellow Japanese and 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medallist, Nozomi Okuhara crashing out earlier in the day, Akane Yamaguchi will have added pressure on her to deliver on home soil.
Follow all our LIVE updates here:
- 30 July 2021 9:47 AM GMT
"If you had to describe the second game, it'd be like investing in the stock market and seeing the highs-lows at the same time over the course of time. The second game had everything. Determination from both he players, long and exhaustive rallies of top quality, tension, a see-saw battle, comebacks and most importantly, a supremely contested match."
Read the full match report here!
- 30 July 2021 9:30 AM GMT
Sindhu has sailed into the semis and what a thriller it was! She now stands the chance to face World No. 1 and arch-rival Tai Tzu-ying for a spot in the finals!
- 30 July 2021 9:29 AM GMT
What power, PV Sindhu!
- 30 July 2021 9:22 AM GMT
This brings us to the end of Japanese hopes for medals in badminton any more. India powers on Sindhu is our girl once more!
- 30 July 2021 9:20 AM GMT
OH MY GOD!! WE ARE INTO THE SEMIS!