BAC: Sindhu Heads into Semis, Medal Assured

Story Highlights
  • PV Sindhu etches spot in semifinals of womens single Badminton Asia Championships.
  • Outclassed Bing Jiao at 21-19 in Quarters.
  • The Continental championships returned after a hiatus of 2 years.

Ace shuttler PV Sindhu eked out a thrilling win over China’s He Bing Jiao heading into semis of the womens single Badminton Asia Championships(BAC).

The shot assures the double Olympic medalist a medal in the continental championships, which is making a return after a gap of two years due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The fourth-seeded Sindhu, who had claimed a bronze in the 2014 Gimcheon edition, got the better of the fifth seeded Chinese 21-9 13-21 21-19 in a quarterfinal match that lasted an hour and 16 minutes.

Commencing with head to head score, Sindhu galloped to 11-2 in no time keeping a firm grip on the lead.

Bing Jiao came back strongly after the change of sides, but however failed to trot ahead of the ace player.

The Chinese saved three match points before Sindhus victory.

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