After disappointments over the past few competitions, Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have the opportunity to secure medal in women’s singles badminton at the Asian Games at Jakarta.
Both the Indian shuttler PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal secures medal for India. PV Sindhu beats Thailand's Jindapol Nitchaon 21-11, 16-21, 21-14 to reach semifinals. Saina Nehwal beats Ratchanok Intanon 21-18, 21-16 in the quarterfinal to reach semifinals and became the first Indian woman to win a badminton singles medal.
36 years without an individual medal in badminton and now 2 individual medals assured in the span of 1 hour. Congrats @Pvsindhu1 and @NSaina. You both are simply awesome. Proud to support you both @OGQ_India 🇮🇳🏸 . Now wish both can make it a dream Indian final— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) August 26, 2018
And @Pvsindhu1 eclipse past Thailand's Nitchaon in a thriller of an encounter; proves her mettle to turn the result in her favour after succumbing the second game in an exasperating 21-11, 16-21, 21-14 win to assure the 🥉at #Asiangames2018 #IndiaontheRise #IndiaAtAsianGames pic.twitter.com/jxhn4bgBFh— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) August 26, 2018
A proud moment for team #India 🇮🇳! @Pvsindhu1 won the match against #Thailand's 🇹🇭 Jindapol Nitchoan in women's singles quarterfinals today!#AsianGamesOCA2018 #AsianGames2018 #AsianGames #EnergyOfAsia @asiangames2018 pic.twitter.com/0ByWHdlWji— Asian Games 2018 Mascots (@AG2018Mascots) August 26, 2018
However, Syed Modi was the only Indian to win a medal at the Asian Games when he clinched the men's singles bronze during the 1982 edition.
Saina Nehwal will next take on world no 1 Tai Tzu Ying, who knocked out Glasgow World Champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-15 21-10 in the other quarterfinal while PV Sindhu will take on a Thai player.