August 28, 2018 15:15 IST

Asian Games: PV Sindhu bags historic silver in women's singles

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PV Sindhu loses in final, Finishes with Silver Ace shuttler PV Sindhu on Tuesday clinched a historic silver medal in Women's Singles Badminton event as she became the first Indian to finish second on the podium in the Asian Games. The 23-year-old went down 13-21, 16-21 against Chinese Taipei player Tai Tzu Ying in the final clash that lasted 34 minutes. Sindhu, who had thrashed Tzu Ying in the pre-quarters of the Rio Olympics, failed to replicate the magic this time and had to settle for silver at the event.
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PV Sindhu becomes the first Indian to win a Silver medal in Badminton The Chinese Taipei player, who is widely famous for her deceptive game, had earlier kicked-out the Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal from the ongoing tournament after she registered a dominating 21-17, 21-14 win in the semi-final round of the event. Earlier this month, the Olympic bronze-medalist had to settle for a second consecutive silver in Badminton World Championship after losing to Spanish shuttler Carolina Marin in the final of the tournament.
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PV Sindhu nets the silver medal in Badminton India's total medal tally in the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games now stands at 44- eight gold, sixteen silver and twenty bronze.