Badminton News : India beat Singapore 3-0 to enter the final of the mixed team badminton championship at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Monday (1 August).
The reigning Commonwealth Games champions beat Singapore’s dark horses in a one-sided semi-final at the Birmingham Arena. India will now face Malaysia in the 2022 Commonwealth Games final on Tuesday. The silver medalist of the last edition beat England 3-0 in the other semifinal.
Lakshya Sen emerged as the main architect of India’s sensational 3-0 victory over Singapore. World number 10 Lakshya stunned world champion Loh Kean Yew in two straight games to snatch a 3-0 win.
World Championship bronze medalist Lakshya surprised world number 9 Loh Kean Yew with a score of 21-18 and 21-15 in the men’s singles.
The match is the most important meeting of the game as Singapore hopes to bounce back in the men’s singles. However, the Indian mainstay badminton crushed their hopes of returning with a top class performance.
While Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat Yong Kai Terry Hee and Andy Jun Liang Kwek 21-11, 21-12 to lay a solid foundation for India’s victory.
World number 8 pair Satwik and Chirag took 40 minutes to beat the Singapore duo. In both matches, India Open 2022 champions Satwik and Chirag really controlled the situation. Playing well on the pitch from the start, Satwik and Chirag gave India a brilliant win and a crucial 1-0 lead.
PV Sindhu consolidated India’s position with a remarkable win in women’s singles.
The world number 7 beat Jia Min Yeo 21-11 and 21-12 to put India 2-0 up in the best-of-the-five-match. Two Olympic medalists, Sindhu, had no trouble getting rid of the world number 19, Jia Min Yeo. It was the second consecutive win for the Indian star against a Singaporean.
Sindhu, who was rested for Sunday’s quarter-final against South Africa, is in complete control against Jia Min Yeo. Using his height to his advantage, Sindhu outperformed his rivals in all areas.
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