Tokyo Olympics: Badminton LIVE Day 8 — PV Sindhu's loses super semifinal against Tai Tzu-ying — Updates, scores, results, blog
It's the ultimate clash as World No. 7 PV Sindhu and World No. 1 Tai Tzu-ying get ready to meet at the Olympic stage once more - will history repeat itself today?
Welcome to The Bridge's LIVE blog for Badminton on Day 8 of the Tokyo Olympics.
Expect things to sizzle at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza as two of the bests in the game - World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying from Chinese Taipei and India's PV Sindhu, the World No. 7 will battle it out for a spot in the finals and the opportunity to fight for a gold or a silver at the Tokyo Olympics. Ever since PV Sindhu returned with a silver from Rio Olympics, her mind has been trained on upgrading the Rio silver to a Tokyo gold and she is almost close to the finish line but the biggest challenge now awaits her in the semi-finals itself.
While it is the very first semi-final outing for Tai Tzu Ying at an Olympics, there is no underestimating this Queen of Deception as she can rescue just about any match from any condition and PV Sindhu will have to bring her A-game here and not let Tai, who is the favourite here by a close margin, find any chink in the Sindhu armour. It is bound to be a heated battle with both players being in their top forms and passionately hungry for a medal. PV Sindhu hasn't dropped a single game coming into the semis here at the Tokyo Olympics while Tai was made to survive a scare in the quarters as Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon almost showed her the door.
Being familiar foes, the Tai Tzu Ying and PV Sindhu clash will promise a lot of drama and have a lot of history on the line!
You can find the match report here.
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- 31 July 2021 11:29 AM GMT
Sindhu represented India with pride and gave it her all, unfortunately, one single point can change the entire outcome, and that is how it is. Head up, champ! You have made the country proud. Next up, the bronze and Paris 2024.
- 31 July 2021 11:14 AM GMT
PV Sindhu still has the chance to win a medal for India as she faces He Bingjiao in the bronze-medal match. A set of unfortunate errors led to Sindhu's loss against the Taiwanese but knowing her, she will be back with a vengeance in Paris.
- 31 July 2021 10:59 AM GMT
The world number one seems to be on top of her game, scoring four straight points to lead 7-4 in game 2.