World Championships: PV Sindhu and Sai Praneeth storm into the semi finals and assure India of medals

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Both PV Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth won their respective singles quarterfinals in the BWF World Championships on Friday to assure India of two medals.

Image Courtesy: DNA India

Both B Sai Praneeth and PV Sindhu made the nation proud after they both won their respective quarter final clashes to reach the semi-finals and assure themselves of a certain medal at the BWF World Championships in Basel on Friday.

PV Sindhu who went first staged a wonderful comeback to overcome the world number two Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in a 3 game thriller that lasted about 71 minutes.

She beat the Asian Games gold medallist 12-21, 23-21, 21-19 to assure herself of a fifth medal at the worlds. Sindhu won back-to-back silver medals in the last two editions of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Sai Praneeth stunned everyone after he recorded a win over Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie in straight games to storm into the semi finals. Praneeth, who is currently on a high after being nominated for the Arjuna Award continued his fine form beating Christie 24-22, 21-14.

Praneeth’s win saw India end a 36-year wait for a men’s singles medal. The last person to win a medal in the men’s singles category was Prakash Padukone, who won a bronze in the year 1983 to open India’s medal tally at the World Championships.

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