Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu Registers An Impressive Opening Win In A Lop-Sided Game

On Sunday, PV Sindhu played against Ksenia Polikarpova in the opening match. The 26-year-old badminton champ majored in the game with her attacking techniques, marking her first win in the Tokyo campaign.

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July 27, 2021

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With some setbacks and wins, the Day 2 of the Tokyo Olympics was a mixed segment for the Indian side. Amid this, world champion PV Sindhu’s opening game was one of the major highlights. She registered an easy win against Israel’s Ksenia Polikarpova in the women’s singles group J match. The 26-year-old badminton champ majored in the game with her attacking techniques. And with this big win, Sindhu kickstarted her Tokyo campaign with great aplomb. 

On Sunday, PV Sindhu played against Ksenia Polikarpova in the opening match. What started off as a tough fight soon morphed into a lop-sided game. Upon taking the charge with her attacking moves, Sindhu marked her opening win registering points, 21-7, 21-10. The first round began with Polikarpova taking a lead of 4-3. However, soon, Sindhu took a noteworthy lead of 11-5 before the first break. And after that, there was no change in her attacking techniques.

Grabbing straight 13 points, Sindhu yet again impressed everyone with her trademark cross-court smashes. Getting the first game under her name, Sindhu entered the second round with another vital lead of 9-3. Furthermore, Polikarpova’s series of errors gave Sindhu some extra add-ons. And thus, she managed to seal the opening game with an impressive mark.

Now, in the group stage, Rio Games silver medallist Sindhu will be playing against Hong Kong’s world number 34 Cheung Ngan Yi.

Apart from Sindhu’s win, India observed two major breakthroughs on Day 2. While Mary Kom scored big in her opening game, paddler Manika Batra made an advancement in the next round. In terms of setbacks from Day 2, the Indian hockey side was knocked out of Tokyo Games after they lost against Australia. The latter registered a great win scoring 7-1.

On the other hand, the pair of Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina lost their tennis game, exiting from the Tokyo Games.

Meanwhile, stay tuned to ZEE5 for more updates.

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