The Badminton Asia Championships 2022 -- the biggest in the continent -- kicked off on April 26 in Manila, Philippines after a two-month hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic. (More Badminton News)
Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu advanced to the semifinals of women's singles with a thrilling win over He Bing Jiao of China on Friday. Meanwhile, India's top doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost in the last eight, while it was also curtains for London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and world championships silver winner Kidambi Srikanth.
Sindhu, seeded fourth, who had claimed a bronze in the 2014 Gimcheon edition, defeated He Bing Jiao 21-9, 13-21, 21-19 in a quarterfinal match that lasted an hour and 16 minutes.
World number 7 Sindhu, a double Olympic medallist has now a 8-9 head-to-head record against Bing Jiao, whom she has beaten thrice in the last three meetings.
On the other hand, the third-seeded Indian pairing of Satwik and Chirag lost 21-12, 14-21, 16-21 to fifth seeded Malaysian pair of Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik.
Update 🚨— PRANNOY HS (@PRANNOYHSPRI) April 25, 2022
Had to withdraw from Asian Badminton Championships this week because of a small injury which happened in Swiss Open ! I think the best decision was to focus on training and focus on next set of events!
Can’t wait to join the rest of the squad for Thomas cup Finals 💪 pic.twitter.com/OFMRcczrHl
Men’s singles: Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth
Women’s singles: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Aakarshi Kashyap, Malvika Bansod
Men’s doubles: Krishna Prasad Garaga-Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty, MR Arjun-Dhruv Kapila, Attri Manu-B Sumeeth Reddy
Women’s doubles: Ashwini Bhat-Shikha Gautam, Treesa Jolly-Gayatri Gopichand, Simran Singhi-Ritika Thaker
Mixed doubles: Ishaan Bhatnagar-Tanisha Crasto, Venkat Gaurav Prasad-Juhi Dewangan
How to watch Badminton Asia Championships 2022 in India?
Badminton Asia Championships 2022 will be live telecast on Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 2 HD in India. However, the channel will carry the live action from quarterfinal onwards.
How to get live streaming of Badminton Asia Championships 2022 In India?
Live streaming of Badminton Asia Championships 2022 in India will be available on the official Badminton Asia YouTube channel from April 26 to 29 and on the SonyLIV platform from April 29 to May 1.
Schedule Of Badminton Asia Championships 2022
Tuesday, April 26: Qualification & Preliminaries - 6.30 AM IST onwards
Wednesday, April 27: Preliminaries - 6.30 AM IST onwards
Thursday, April 28: Round of 16 - 6.30 AM IST onwards
Friday, April 29: Quarter-finals - 2.30 PM IST onwards
Saturday, April 30: Semi-finals - 10:30 AM IST onwards
Sunday, May 1: Finals - 10:30 AM IST onwards
(With PTI inputs)