Tokyo: India’s biggest medal at Tokyo Olympics PV Sindhu kept the dream alive as she cruised to the quarterfinal of the women’s singles on Thursday. The star Indian badminton player beat Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark 2-0 (21-15 21-13) in the Round of 16. The comfortable nature of the victory would give India a lot of confidence going into the business end of the tournament.Also Read - Thorough Coaching Programme Reason Behind Indian Hockey Revival: MM Somaya
Against Mia, Sindhu raced to a lead in the first game and it seemed the game is going to be easy for India who came up with some delightful shots throughout the game. In the second game as well, Sindhu took a 5-0 lead and more or less sealed the fate of the match. Also Read - PR Sreejesh Opens up to Amitabh Bachchan Regarding Challenges, Says Playing on Astro Turf Totally Different From Playing on Natural Grass
The pre-quarters was not going to be a walk in the park for the Indian as the Danish players had got the better of the Indian in the past. But at the biggest stage, Sindhu’s experience came through and how. Also Read - Neeraj Chopra's Coach Uwe Hohn Sacked; AFI 'Not Happy' With German Javelin Throw Legend
In the quarters, Sindhu will face the winner of the Round of 16 match between 4th seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan and 12th seed Kim on Friday. Sindhu has looked in ominous touch right from the start. She has been ruthless with her attack and has showcased an allround game.