Asian Games: Nehwal loses to World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying, wins bronze in badminton semi-finals

WION Web Team
Jakarta, Indonesia Published: Aug 27, 2018, 11:24 AM(IST)

File photo of Saina Nehwal. Photograph:( PTI )

India's star shuttler Saina Nehwal lost to World No-1 Tai Tzu Ying in the Asian Games badminton semi-finals on Tuesday to settle for the bronze medal.

Nehwal was beaten 17-21, 14-21 by the Chinese Taipei player as India's medal hunt in badminton stalled early in the second week of the Asian Games. 

India's No-1 player PV Sindhu will take on World no 2 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the other semi-finals. 

The two headed for a gold medal showdown at the 18th Asian Games after their quarterfinal victories ensured India's first ever women's singles medals at the Continental event. 

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First, it was London bronze medallist Saina, who ended a 36-year-old wait for an individual medal after locking at least a bronze following a 21-18 21-16 win over world number five Ratchanok Intanon in a 42-minute quarterfinal. 

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