Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aug 16, 2016, 11.35 AM (IST)
Srikanth stunned World No 5 Jan O Jorgensen in straight sets while PV Sindhu dispatched a higher seeded opponent Tai Tzu-Ying
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.