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Rio Olympics 2016: Sindhu, Srikanth shine bright to reach quarters

PV Sindhu won the pre quarter-final clash in straight sets. Photograph: (Getty)

ANI Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Aug 16, 2016, 01.56 AM (IST)
Indian ace shuttler PV Sindhu progressed through to the quarterfinals of the women`s singles event with a crushing straight games win over Tai Tzu-Ying of Chinese Taipei here at the Rio Olympics here on Tuesday.

Sindhu, the two-time bronze medallist at World Championship, recorded a thumping 21-13, 21-15 win over Tzu-Ying in an enthralling contest that lasted 40 minutes at Riocentro-Pavilion 4.

Sindhu looked completely in command of her game as she didn`t allow Tzu-Ying to settle down at any stage of the gripping match. She will next take on China`s Wang Yihan on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, Kidambi Srikanth produced a perfect blend of power and precision to progress through to the quarterfinals after trouncing Denmark`s Jan O Jorgensen 21-19, 21-19 in the men`s singles event.

He will next play against Chinese great Lin Dan for a place in the semifinals on Wednesday.

India, which has sent their largest-ever contingent of 119 athletes in Rio Olympics, are yet to open their medal account in the ongoing Summer Games.

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