P V Sindhu defeats Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt, storms into quarter finals

She notched up a 21-15 21-13 win over 13th seed Blichfeldt.

P V Sindhu sailed into the women's singles quarterfinals with a straight-game triumph over Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt in the Olympics badminton competition on Thursday.

 

The 26-year-old Indian, who won silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics, notched up a 21-15 21-13 win over 13th seed Blichfeldt in a 41-minute match.

 

Sindhu will next face the winner of the match between Akane Yamaguchi of Japan and Korea's Kim Gaeun.

 

On Wednesday, she had defeated world No. 34 Hong Kong's NY Cheung 21-9 21-16 to top Group J.

 

Sindhu is the lone Indian badminton hope left in fray after B Sai Praneeth's maiden Olympic campaign ended in agony in the men's competition.

 

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