In Badminton, India’s ace shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma entered the quarterfinal of Asia Championships being in Wuhan, China.
In women’s singles, Sindhu, the Rio Olympic silver-medallist, defeated Indonesia’s Choirunnisa 21-15, 21-19 to advance to the next round. Saina Nehwal defeated Korea’s Kim Ga Eun 21-13, 21-13.
Sindhu will be up against World No. 17 China’s Cai Yanyan in the quarters, while Saina, who is currently ranked ninth in the world, will take on World No. 4 Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi.
In men’s singles, Sameer Verma outplayed World No. 16 Hong Kong’s Ka Long Angus in two straight games, winning 21-12, 21-19. He will next face Yuqi Shi of China.
In the mixed doubles category, the Indian pair of Utkarsh Arora and Karishma Wadkar were knocked out of the tournament after losing 10-21, 15-21 to Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja of Indonesia in the second round.