Sindhu in semi-finals, one step away from medal

Tokyo, July 30 (agency)Indian shuttler PV Sindhu entered the semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics by defeating Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-13, 22-20 in the quarterfinals of the women’s singles event in 56 minutes. The Rio Olympics 2016 silver medalist thus kept her hopes of an maiden Olympic gold medal in badminton. Reigning world champion Sindhu took advantage of an 11-7 win record against world No. 5 Yamaguchi to clinch the opening game 21-13 in just 23 minutes. In the second game, Yamaguchi tried to make a comeback but the Indian did not allow him to do so and won in 33 minutes to secure a place in the last four.

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