Hangzhou (Hindustan City). The Indian women’s badminton team entered the quarterfinals of the Asian Games by defeating Mongolia 3-0 in the round of 16 match on Thursday. All three Indian players PV Sindhu, Ashmita Chaliha and Anupama Upadhyay entered the last 8 by winning in straight sets.
In the first singles match, Indian star player PV Sindhu faced Mygmartseren Gunbaatar. Sindhu easily defeated Ganbaatar 21-2, 21-3 in just 20 minutes to take India 1-0 up.
In the second match, young Ashmita Chaliha faced Kherlen Darkhanbaatar. Ashmita defeated Kherlen Darkhanbaatar 21-2, 21-3 in 21 minutes and increased India’s lead to 2-0.
In the third match, Anupama Upadhyay defeated Khulaangu Batar 21-0, 21-2 in 22 minutes. With this victory, India reached the last 8 by winning the match 3-0.
Asian Games Wushu: Roshibina Devi Naorem won silver medal
India started its campaign with a silver medal in the Asian Games on Thursday. Indian female Wushu player Roshibina Devi Naorem won the silver medal. Roshibina lost 2–0 to home favorite Xiaowei Wu in the final.
With this the Indian player will have to be satisfied with silver. Roshibina had won the bronze medal in 2018.
Roshibana Devi lived up to Indian expectations as she entered the Wushu 60kg final on Wednesday and assured India of another medal.
Facing a tough challenge from Vietnam’s Thi Thu Nguyen, Roshibana won the match 2–0. ,
She performed brilliantly in the quarterfinals and defeated Aiman Karshayga of Kazakhstan. In the last edition of the Asian Games, India’s 13-member wushu contingent had won four bronze medals.
Wangkhem Sandhyarani Devi’s silver medal in the women’s 60kg at Guangzhou in 2010 was India’s best result in wushu at the Asian Games, but Roshibina has now equaled that performance.
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