Basel, August 23
India’s P V Sindhu assured herself of a fifth medal at the BWF World Championships after reaching the semifinals with a come-from-behind win over Asian Games gold medallist Tai Tzu Ying of Chinse Taipei here on Friday.
Sindhu, who won back-to-back silver medals in the last two editions of the prestigious tournament to go with two bronze, edged past former world no 1 Tzu Ying 12-21 23-21 21-19 in a pulsating quarterfinals contest.
The 24-year-old, who is also an Olympic silver medallist, will take on the winner of the match between China’s Chen Yu Fei and Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in the semifinal on Saturday.
Praneeth assured of medal
India’s B Sai Praneeth recorded a stunning straight-game win over Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie to seal the semifinal spot and end India’s 36-year agonising wait for a men’s singles medal at the BWF World Championships here on Friday.
World No. 19 Praneeth, who was awarded the Arjuna Award this year, notched up a 24-22 21-14 win over Asian Games gold medallist and World No. 4 Jonatan in the quarterfinals to assure himself of a medal at the prestigious tournament.
Badminton legend Prakash Padukone was the first Indian to win a men’s singles medal—a bronze—in the 1983 World Championship.
Praneeth had won the Singapore Open in 2017 and finished runner-up in the Swiss Open early this year. PTI
Zirakpur MC had sought police protection for drive
In a pioneering surgery, doctors use newborn’s kidneys to sa...
Pepped by Delhi win, party’s city cadre raring to go
High drama at mall after tiff with wife
MC to spend as UT fails to respond; Feb 25 meet to take call
Beat Punjab Football Club, Mohali, 2-1 in final of club cate...
State panel slaps penalty of Rs5,000 on Executive Officer o...