Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu beats Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Y to reach the knockout rounds

PV Sindhu in her second group match defeated Cheung Gan Yi of Hong Kong by 2-0 in the group stage match of the Badminton women’s singles event of Tokyo Olympics.

India’s star badminton player PV Sindhu has raised hopes of a medal in the Tokyo Olympics. PV Sindhu in her second group match defeated Cheung Ngan Y of Hong Kong by 2-0 in the group stage match of the Badminton women’s singles event of Tokyo Olympics.

With this win, PV Sindhu has entered the pre-quarterfinals of the women’s singles badminton event of the Tokyo Olympics. Rio Olympics silver medalist PV Sindhu defeated world number 34 Cheung by 21-9, 21-16 in a 35-minute bout to top the group. This is PV Sindhu’s sixth win in six matches against Cheung.

After losing the first game 21–9, the Hong Kong player showed some fightbacks in the second game, and after trailing 6–2 she was able to level the competition first and then take a one-point lead, which Later, it saw a close clash between the two shuttlers as the score was 9-9. Such was Cheung’s influence in the second game that she took a one-point lead in the mid-game break, reaching 10–11. But after this PV Sindhu made a great comeback and finally managed to win.

World No. 7 PV Sindhu will now take on World No. 12 Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark, topping Group I in the pre-quarterfinals. PV Sindhu’s win-loss record against Blichfeldt is 4-1. The Danish player registered her only win against PV Sindhu at the Thailand Open this year.

Hyderabad’s sixth seed PV Sindhu defeated Israel’s Ksenia Polikarpova in her first match.

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