Rio Olympics 2016, as it happened: PV Sindhu beats World No.2 Wang Yihan to reach the semifinals

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 17 August 2016, 04:47 AM

Woman shuttler P V Sindhu won quarterfinal game against World No. 2 Wang Yihan on day-11 of the Rio Olympic 2016 to keep India's medal hopes alive.

Here are updates from the game:

# AND SHE DOES IT. PV Sindhu beats Wang Yihan to enter semifinals. Cheers all around the court.

# Wang gains point to level the scores. The scoreline reads 18-18 at the moment.

4:28 am
# PV Sindhu is leading her game with her trademark aggression, pumping fists after winning each point. Extends her lead to 15-12.

4:24 am
# Second drinks break for the players. Sindhu looks strong against her Chinese oponent.

4:23 am
# Yihan not ready to give up soon. The scoreline reads 11-8 at the moment.

4:20 am
# A five point advantage for PV Sindhu. Crowd cheers her name.

4:18 am
# PV Sindhu serves in the second game, quickly gains the lead. The scoreline reads 6-3 at the moment.

4:13 am
# Second game begins. Sindhu only a game away from Olympic medal.

4:12 am
# Sindhu takes the first game and only thing can be heard in court is the crowd cheering "India, India, India..."

4:11 am
# Wang Yihan stands tough, levels score at game point.

4:09 am
# Its game point for India. Score: 20-18

4:05 am
# Sindhu looks confident as the score goes neck to neck. The scoreline reads 18-18 at the moment.

4:01 am
# Back to back score ties. Sindhu giving tough competition to Wang Yihan. Score: 15-15

3:58 am
# A mini drinks break in the game. The scoreline reads 12-8 at the moment.

# Tough game for both the players. Wang 10-7 up in the first game.

3:50 am
# Crowd cheers for Sindhu as she levels the game 5-5.

# A good comeback for Indian shuttler, Sindhu makes it 2-4.

# Wang serves in the first game, and the Chinese shuttler goes 2-0 up early.

3:39 am
# Indian shuttler PV Sindhu and her Chinese opponent Wang Yihan arrives on the court. Finally, the much-awaited game is about to start.

3:35 am
# Li Xuerui beats Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 21-12, 21-17 in two straight games to advance to women's singles semi-finals. Next game is between PV Sindhu and Wang Yihan.

First Published: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 03:46 AM
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