PV Sindhu, Nehwal entered into women’s singles semi-finals in National Badminton Championships


NEW DELHI: Indian women, Olympic medalist P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have entered into the women’s singles semi-finals while Kidambi Srikanth also registered a  victory in the 82nd Senior National Badminton Championship (NBC).

In the women’s singles quarter-finals, London Games bronze medallist Saina completely defeated Aakarshi Kashyap by 21-17 21-10. In the meantime, Rio Olympics silver medalist Sindhu dint break too much sweat in beating Shriyanshi Pardeshi, winning her match 21-11 21-17.
In the men’s singles competition, India’s top  shuttler Srikanth registered a expansive straight games victory Shubham Prajapati.

The proceedings in the quarter-finals started with the mixed doubles duo of Satwik Sai Raj R and Ashwini Ponnappa taking on Shivam Sharma and Poorvisha S Ram.
Satwik and Ponnappa, with their high speed and seamless coordination, managed to bag the first game 21-14 and the second 21-12.

Maharashtra Badminton Association (MBA) president Arun Lakhani said, “The country’s top shuttlers certainly proved their mettle today. Over 10,000 spectators, including 5,800 children turned up to watch their heroes live in action in the course of the day and they didn’t disappoint.