Indonesia open 2019 broke hearts of Indian fans, as the ace shuttler PV Sindhu lost the match on Sunday, thereby losing the opportunity of winning her first title of this year. This was her fifth loss in the fifteenth meet with Akane Yamaguchi of Japan. Though Sindhu has made a very impressive start to the tournament, her last game in Indonesia Open 2019 became Yamaguchi dominated match.
The first game was a close affair with the two players fighting neck to neck. The Hyderabadi shuttler took three consecutive points against Yamaguchi and went into the first game interval with an 11-8 lead.
Yamaguchi then fought back and the game was level until 14-14. She eventually extended the streak to nine straight points and won the game 21-15, in 21 minutes. The Japanese player never took her foot off the pedal and the second round became a one-sided game, making Sindhu settle for the silver medal.
PV Sindhu will next be seen at the Japan Open, 23-28 July, and Thailand Open in August this year.
A fantastic tournament for her overall, making it to the first finals of the year.#BlibliIndonesiaOpen2019#HSBCRaceToGuangzhou#hsbcbwfbadminton#HyderabadHunters #HuntersArmy#IndianBadminton pic.twitter.com/B2zpe58aA2
— HyderabadHunters (@Hyd_Hunters) July 21, 2019
Well, it was not a complete loss for India in the sports category, Hima Das, ace sprinter of India, bagged another gold, on Saturday, at Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand Prix, Prague in 400m run. This was her fifth gold in succession, in a span of nineteen days.
The Assamese sprinter is receiving huge applause from the nation for setting Europe on fire. PM Modi, Sachin Tendulkar and, Rishabh Pant took it to their social media handle to congratulate Hima for her outstanding performance and encouraged her to keep inspiring the nation through her hard work.
India is very proud of @HimaDas8’s phenomenal achievements over the last few days. Everyone is absolutely delighted that she has brought home five medals in various tournaments. Congratulations to her and best wishes for her future endeavours.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 21, 2019
Loving the way you have been running in the European circuit over the last 19 days.
Your hunger to win and perseverance is an inspiration for the youth.
Congrats on your 5 🥇 Medals!
All the best for the future races, @HimaDas8. pic.twitter.com/kaVdsB1AjZ
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 21, 2019
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) July 21, 2019