Saturday was not a good day for India at the Tokyo Olympics. Badminton star PV Sindhu lost in the semi-finals. Female boxer Pooja Rani could not confirm the medal. Archer Atanu Das also could not reach the medal round. However, the Indian women’s hockey team managed to create history. India defeated South Africa in their last pool match. After this, Britain’s victory over Ireland in another match made the Indian team fourth in their pool to reach the last-8. The Indian women’s hockey team has reached the quarter-finals of the Olympics for the first time.
Sindhu fought hard in the first game, but could not match Tai Tzu in the second game.
PV Sindhu lost in 40 minutes PV Sindhu
lost her semi-final match against Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei. Second seed Tai defeated Sindhu 21-18, 21-12 in a match that lasted 40 minutes. Sindhu, who once had a 4-point lead in the first game, lost 18-21. Both the players were at one point at 18-18, but from here Tai took the game by taking three consecutive points. In the second game, Tai defeated in a one-sided fashion. Sindhu will now take on Xiao Bing He of China for the bronze medal. The match will take place on Sunday at 5 pm.
There were three important reasons for Sindhu’s defeat in the semi-finals. She played weaker than Tai Tzu in the nets. Apart from this, Tai scored most of the points in the long rally. Sindhu’s line calling was also not good. There were 7 times in the match when he did not respond to Tai’s shot thinking that the shuttle was going out. But, the shuttle fell inside