Asian Badminton Championships: Days 6 Results, Schedule, Fixtures and Live Streaming Details

Akane Yamaguchi beat PV Sindhu 13-21, 21-19, 21-16 in the semi-final of women's singles to advance to the final, where she will meet China's Wang Zhi Yi on Sunday.

PV Sindhu wins bronze medal at Asian Badminton championships 2022; Credit: Twitter/@BAI_Media

Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhuended her Asian Badminton Championships campaign with a bronze medal after going down fighting to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in the women’s singles semi-final clash in Manila on Saturday. The two-time Olympic medalist started brightly by winning the opening game 21-13 but let a five-point lead slip in the second before losing it 19-21. Yamaguchi won the decider 21-16 to book her place in the title decider. This is Sindhu’s second medal in the tournament, she had claimed a bronze in the 2014 Gimcheon edition. Sindhu came into the match high on confidence after getting the better of China’s He Bing Jiao in a thrilling three set encounter in the previous round, but the Japanese proved too hot for the Hyderabad shuttler to handle.

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Sindhu’s bright start and Yamaguchi’s comeback

Sindhu, who had won the Syed Modi international and Swiss Open, started the game positively by racing to a  11-5 lead. Yamaguchi wasn’t able to put any pressure on Sindhu in the early going and the Japanese star committed too many errors and Sindhu took full advantage of it, while she kept things simple. After the interval, Sindhu continued to dominate proceedings and quickly pocketed the first game in 16 minutes. But Yamaguchi came back stronger in the second game to take a three points lead. Although the score was all square at 15-15. Yamaguchi held her nerve to clench the second game 21-19 with the tightest of net shots and took the match to the decider. The momentum was now with Yamaguchi and she went into the interval with the score at 11-7. The Japanese then secured the final game to go through to the final where she will meet Wang Zhi Yi for the title on Sunday.

Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhuended her Asian Badminton Championships campaign with a bronze medal after going down fighting to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in the women’s singles semi-final clash in Manila on Saturday. The two-time Olympic medalist started brightly by winning the opening game 21-13 but let a five-point lead slip in the second before losing it 19-21. Yamaguchi won the decider 21-16 to book her place in the title decider. This is Sindhu’s second medal in the tournament, she had claimed a bronze in the 2014 Gimcheon edition. Sindhu came into the match high on confidence after getting the better of China’s He Bing Jiao in a thrilling three set encounter in the previous round, but the Japanese proved too hot for the Hyderabad shuttler to handle.

Sindhu, who had won the Syed Modi international and Swiss Open, started the game positively by racing to a  11-5 lead. Yamaguchi wasn’t able to put any pressure on Sindhu in the early going and the Japanese star committed too many errors and Sindhu took full advantage of it, while she kept things simple. After the interval, Sindhu continued to dominate proceedings and quickly pocketed the first game in 16 minutes. But Yamaguchi came back stronger in the second game to take a three points lead. Although the score was all square at 15-15. Yamaguchi held her nerve to clench the second game 21-19 with the tightest of net shots and took the match to the decider. The momentum was now with Yamaguchi and she went into the interval with the score at 11-7. The Japanese then secured the final game to go through to the final where she will meet Wang Zhi Yi for the title on Sunday.

When is the 2022 Korea Open Super 500 Badminton championship?

The 2022 Badminton Asia Championship will commence on April 26 and end on May 01.

Men’s Singles Semi-final Results

Jonatan Christie beat Chico Aura Wardoyo 21-9, 18-21, 21-16

Lee Zii Jia beat Weng Hong Yang 21-11, 21-19

Men’s Singles Final Schedule

Jonatan Christie vs Lee Zii Jia

Women’s Singles Semi-final Results

Akane Yamaguchi best PV Sindhu 13-21, 21-19, 21-16 

Wang Zhi Yi beat An Se Young 10-21, 21-12, 21-16

Women’s Singles Final Schedule

Akane Yamaguchi vs Wang Zhi Yi

Where to watch the 2022 Badminton Asia Championship? 

Fans in India can watch the Badminton Asia Championship 2022 LIVE on BWF’s official Youtube channel BWF TV. 



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