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Asian Games 2018: PV Sindhu takes silver in Women’s Badminton Singles

Jakarta, Aug 28 (UNI) India’s PV Sindhu settled for Silver after losing to World Number 1 Tai Tzu Ying 13-21, 16-21 in straight games in the final of the Women’s Singles event at the 18th Asian Games held here on Tuesday.

Sindhu lost 13-21, 16-21 to Tai Tzu Ying in the summit clash. No Indian had ever reached the final of a singles event at the Asian Games before the 23-year-old from Hyderabad, who lost 13-21 16-21 to Chinese Taipei’s Tai in just 34 minutes.

This is India’s first Silver medal at Asian Games in the Women’s Singles event.

The World Number 1 had a 18-11 lead in the second game. Sindhu seemed to have given up. Tai Tzu Ying smashed but Sindhu failed to collect it. She trailed 8-13 in the second game.

Things went bad for Sindhu, when Tai Tzu Ying took a lead in the second game 8-5 after winning the first. India’s PV Sindhu lost the first game against Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying 21-13 in 16 minutes.

Tai Tzu Ying again smashed but Sindhu failed to collect it. Though, she was trying to turn things in her favour. She trailed 15-19 and lost the game with 13-21, 16-21.

It was Sindhu’s third defeat in a big final this year, having lost the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games title clash to Saina Nehwal and the World Championship summit clash to Spain’s Carolina Marin.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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