Indian badminton players are participating in the current big event of the Badminton Asian Championship. The Badminton Asian Championship 2022 is going on in the Muntinlupa sports complex, Manila, Philippines. The schedule of the tournament is from 26 April 2022 to 01 May 2022.
Our players are showing good form in the current edition of the Badminton Asia Championship. PV Sindhu has reached to pre-quarterfinals. While Sania Nehwal also won her first match compertabley. The big sad back is from the rising star of Indian men player Lakshya Sen.
Double Olympic medalist PV Sindhu has booked a place in the pre-quarterfinals of the Asian Badminton Championships. In the women’s singles first round, fourth seed Sindhu defeated Taiwan’s Pai Yu Po 18-21, 27-25, 21-9 in three games. The match between the two players lasted for one hour and 17 minutes.
At the same time, Saina Nehwal defeated Sim Eujin of South Korea 21-15, 17-21, 21-13 in the first round.
Now she will face China’s Wang Zhiyi. At the same time, fifth seed Lakshya Sen had to face defeat in the first round. India’s target was defeated by Li Shi Feng of China 12-21, 21-10, 21-19.
World Championships bronze medalist Lakshya fell victim to an upset against unseeded Li Shi Feng of China. The Indian went down to Fang 21-12 10-21 19-21 in the men’s singles match that lasted 56 minutes. World No. 19 Praneeth also lost 17-21 13-21 in straight games to Jonathan Christie of Indonesia in the first round.
Also, Kidambi Srikanth defeated TJ Yong Ng of Malaysia in straight games to enter the second round of men’s singles. Srikanth beat his opponent 22-20 21-15. He will next take on the qualifier Weng Hong Yeung of China.
PV Sindhu and Pai Yu Po had come face to face for the fifth time. Sindhu won for the fourth time. Sindhu will now face Singapore’s, Jaslyn Hui.