Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu defeats Mia Blichfeldt to enter quarterfinals

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Indian badminton ace PV Sindhu gets one step closer to her second Olympic medal after defeating Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark in the Round of 16 stage to earn a spot on the Women’s singles event at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

After topping Group J with back to back wins, Sindhu was slated to face off against the world no 18 Mia Blichfeldt on Thursday.

Coming off of a straight-set win against Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong yesterday, Sindhu took on an aggressive approach right from the start against Blichfeldt, keeping the Dane on the run throughout the game.

However, it took the 2016 Rio silver medallist just 41 minutes to earn another straight set win once again, defeating Blichfeldt 21-15, 21-13, as Sindhu extending her head to head record against the 23-year-old to 5-1.

In the quarter finals, Sindhu is slated to face the winner of Kim Ga-eun of South Korea vs Japanese shuttler Akane Yamaguchi.

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