PV Sindhu is India’s high medal prospect in Tokyo Olympics.© AFP
Rio 2016 girls’s badminton singles silver medallist PV Sindhu is but once more India’s high medal prospect among the many 4 badminton gamers certified for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. Sindhu will probably be spearheading India’s quest to nook a gold in a sport that has introduced medals of different hue on the Olympic degree. The silver medal in Rio 2016 was the head second of Sindhu’s profession and later she went on successful the gold medal within the BWF World Championship in 2019 by crushing Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in a one-sided ultimate which lasted for simply 36 minutes. Her expertise rose to new stardom, as she is the one Indian to win the BWF World Championship title.
The 26-years outdated additionally avenged her Rio setback within the Indian Open 2017 after defeating Carolina Marin in straight video games to assert her first Indian Open title. She additionally defeated 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal within the quarter-final of that event and world quantity 2 Sung Ji Hyun within the semi-finals en path to her Indian Open title win in 2017.
She drew consideration and reward for her performances after she broke into the highest 20 of the Badminton World Federation rankings in 2012 when Saina was in excessive reward after successful a bronze on the London Olympics.
The Hyderabad-based Sindhu certified for the Tokyo Olympics comfortably as she inside the high ten within the BWF rankings. However in her final skilled occasion that was the All England Open, she was knocked out by Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong within the semi-finals. Sindhu was speculated to play within the India Open, Singapore Open, and Malaysia Open which acquired cancelled or postponed as a result of COVID pandemic.
Sindhu will probably be eyeing to raised her rating within the absence of Marin, the gold medallist of the final quadrennial occasion. Marin is out from Tokyo Olympics with an harm to her left knee.
Sindhu had achieved rather a lot in the previous couple of years and she or he is the hope of the complete nation to return again with a medal in Tokyo Olympics.
Matters talked about on this article