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Two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu has won the bronze medal in the Asian Badminton Championships for the second time. She went down to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi, the last time winner, in the semi-final match played on Saturday. Akane defeated Sindhu 21-13, 19-21 and 16-21. Sindhu had earlier won the bronze medal in the Asian Championship in the year 2014 as well.
Good start from Sindhu
Sindhu got off to a good start. They easily won the first game 21-13. At the same time, in the second game, she was leading 13-11, but after that Akane came back to win the second game 19-21 and won the third game easily.
Sindhu had an argument with the umpire
Sindhu was leading 14-13 in the second game. He had to do service. The referee asked him to hand the shuttle to Yamaguchi. The referee and the chair umpire said that Sindhu took too long to serve. Because of this the shuttle was asked to be given to Yamaguchi. At the same time, Sindhu said that Yamaguchi was not ready, so she did not serve. Sindhu also had an argument with the umpire on this. After that Sindhu’s rhythm was broken. Once the score was tied at 19-19. Then Sindhu fell behind and lost the second game.
The player from China was defeated in the quarter finals.
Sindhu reached the women’s singles semi-finals after defeating third seed He Bing Xiao of China in the quarter-finals played on Friday. Sindhu defeated Xiao 21-9, 13-21, 21-19 in a match that lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes.