Live Badminton Score, PV Sindhu, Rio 2016 Olympics: PV Sindhu up 11-10 in second game after winning first against Japan’s Okuhara in women’s singles semis
Sindhu will meet Carolina Marin in the women’s final on Friday.
Gold or Silver??
Who is PV Sindhu?
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (born 5 July 1995) is an Indian badminton player..
On 10 August 2013, Sindhu became the first ever Indian women’s singles player to win a medal at the World Championships. On 30 March 2015, she received India’s fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri. On 18ugust 2016, she became the first Indian woman to reach Olympic finals after beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the semi-finals of Rio Olympics 2016. She broke into the Top 20 in the Badminton World Federation rankings released on 21 September 2012.
Sindhu’s father Ramana is himself an Arjuna Awardee. Ramana represented India in Volleyball. On 18 August 2016 Sindhu beat Japanese badminton player Nozomi Okuhara in Rio Olympics 2016 to enter into the finals of Badminto’s singles and assuring India of a silver in badminton. This victory was considered a historic moment for India as this was the first time an Indian had entered into the finals of badminton in Olympics.
9:23: Sindhu is just two points away from the Olympics final. She has taken nine straight points and makes it 10, after a deft play at the net. Sindhu reaches the final with a characteristic smash, after clinching the second game, 21-10.
9:20: Okuhara has hit it wide, and Sindhu leads 17-10, and makes it 18-0, with the Japanese coming under pressure.
9:16: After the interval, Sindhu seems to be in a hurry as she collects points like never before in a match. Sindhu, with a brilliant game at the net and baseline, has opened up the lead to a mammoth six points, 16-10. This is stunning from the Indian shuttler.
Live Badminton Score:
2120 hrs IST: SINDHU WINS IT! SHE’S INTO THE FINAL! SMASHES IT IN AND WINS 21-19, 21-10!
2119 hrs IST: TEN MATCH POINTS!
2119 hrs IST: Two points to go! Sindhu with a lovely drop shot and it is match point!
2118 hrs IST: Okuhara nets the shot and Sindhu has now won an incredible nine points in a row
2116 hrs IST: Sindhu continues with her march now. Pushing Okuhara side-to-side before putting away for a winner. 16-10
2115 hrs IST: Sindhu with incredible attacking play now on her backhand to put away a shot at the net. 14-10
2112 hrs IST: Sindhu’s push at the net is just in. Very close that. 11-10 up in the second game
2111 hrs IST: Once again, Sindhu makes a mistake on a loopy shot at the net. Hit into the net. 10-10
2111 hrs IST: Sindhu with beautiful disguise on the drop and Okuhara sends backhand wide. 10-9 to Sindhu
2110 hrs IST: Service error by Sindhu and it is back square. 9-9
2110 hrs IST: Sindhu with lovely angled drop shot and she is once again in the lead at 9-8
2109 hrs IST: Okuhara’s shot is in the middle of the court and it is there for the taking. Duly put away by Sindhu. 8-8
2108 hrs IST: Sindhu with an unforced error. Had the point for the taking but nets it! 8-7 to the Japanese
2108 hrs IST: Fierce smash by Sindhu on Okuhara’s backhand and it isn’t returned. 7-7
2107 hrs IST: Sindhu with a well placed smash angled across and Okuhara can’t read that. 7-6
2107 hrs IST: PV Sindhu’s attempt down the line is just wide. 7-5 to Okuhara now
2105 hrs IST: Sindhu with great smashes and its all even 5-5
2104 hrs IST: Lucky let chord for Sindhu and that ends the run of five. 5-4
2104 hrs IST: Five straight points for the Japanese as Sindhu makes unforced errors. Down 5-3
2103 hrs IST: Lovely defensive work by Okuhara and she has it all even. Sindhu nets a rushed backhand 3-3
2103 hrs IST: PV Sindhu starts on a good positive note to lead 3-0
2056 hrs IST: Okuhara’s smash is into the top of the net and PV Sindhu takes the first game 21-19
2055 hrs IST: Sindhu possibly hit a shot that was going out and Okuhara wins the point. Goes into open court. 20-19
2054 hrs IST: Okuhara with a mistake at the net and game points Sindhu. 20-18
2054 hrs IST: Great flick of the racket at the last second by Okuhara to play disguised drop. 19-18
2053 hrs IST: Sindhu with an angled smash across and she leads 19-17
2052 hrs IST: Huge support for Sindhu in Rio. Lots of yelling of India, India!
2051 hrs IST: Sindhu with great defensive play to return a smash and then deliver her own. 18-15
2051 hrs IST: Okuhara sends smash into Sindhu’s body and the lead is reduced. 17-15
2051 hrs IST: Okuhara with an odd smash mistake after Sindhu misjudged serve. 17-14
2050 hrs IST: Sindhu makes a mistake on the backhand – rushing a little too much. 16-14 up though
2050 hrs IST: Sindhu with two glorious drop shots – one is picked but not the next. 16-13
2049 hrs IST: Two errors in a row by Sindhu and the lead is down to two points. 15-13
2048 hrs IST: Sindhu with a gorgeous drop shot to control the racket head. 15-11
2048 hrs IST: Sindhu’s smash is just wide of the line and into the tramlines. 14-11
2047 hrs IST: Okuhara once again nets a deep shot. Sindhu is in the lead now by 14-10
2046 hrs IST: Okuhara nets a deep shot and Sindhu is up 13-10
2046 hrs IST: Okuhara once again forcing Sindhu to make a loopy return at the net and dispatched quickly. 12-10
2044 hrs IST: Short reply by Sindhu and Okuhara is quickly on to it. And it inches inside. 12-9 to the Indian
2043 hrs IST: Great point with both players going back and forward before luck of the net helps Sindhu win the point. 12-8
2042 hrs IST: Sheer pace in Okuhara’s angled smash and Sindhu can’t reply to that. 11-8
2042 hrs IST: Sindhu made to go back on a deep shot and its into the net. 11-7
2040 hrs IST: Okuhara sends push of the shuttle long and Sindhu leads 11-6 at the break
2039 hrs IST: Sindhu with a great smash as she moves back and keeps the margin going. Desperate lunge by the Japanese but not enough to send it back. 10-6
2038 hrs IST: Lovely tactics by Sindhu to push Okuhara back and then produce a lovely drop. 9-6 now
2038 hrs IST: Sindhu’s attempted drop shot is into the net and the lead for the Indian is down to two. 8-6
2037 hrs IST: Poor response by Sindhu on a Okuhara drop and it is duly dispatched for a smash. 8-5
2036 hrs IST: Great drop shot by Sindhu and Okuhara can’t send it back. Leads 8-4
2035 hrs IST: Okuhara hits the net and Sindhu with a huge shout of C’mon. 7-4 up now
2035 hrs IST: Good push of the shuttle by Sindhu and she leads 5-3
2034 hrs IST: Poor judgement by Sindhu and Okuhara’s serve lands in. 3-4 now
2034 hrs IST: Sindhu with a great early start. Using her racket head exceptionally to return a shot back. 4-1
2028 hrs IST: PV Sindhu on court for her semi-final match against Nozomi Okuhara
1927 hrs IST: Some good wishes from Gautam Gambhir too