Commonwealth Games 2022: Lakshya Sen reached the second spherical of the boys’s singles competitors with out breaking a sweat in his opener whereas Akarshi Kashyap was made to work arduous for her opening-round win.
Lakshya Sen eased into the boys’s singles second spherical at CWG 2022 (AP Photo)
HIGHLIGHTSLakshya Sen breezed previous Vernon Smeed of St Helena in opening sphericalAkarshi Kashyap labored arduous for her win towards Pakistan’s Mahoor ShahzadPV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth additionally eased into the 2nd spherical
Lakshya Sen made a robust begin to his singles marketing campaign on the Commonwealth Games because the younger shuttler decimated his 45-year-old opponent, Vernon Smeed of St Helena, within the opening spherical as he eases his option to the pre-quarterfinals.
Lakshya Sen, a world championships bronze medalist, was in high kind as he cruised into the subsequent spherical, making an announcement of intent after placing a positive present within the blended staff occasion. Notably, Lakshya had defeated world champion, Loh Kean Yew of Singapore, within the semi-finals of the blended staff as India completed with silver within the class.
CWG 2022: Medal Table
However, younger Akarshi Kashyap, who’s the second ladies’s singles participant for India in CWG 2022 within the absence of Gold Coast gold medalist Saina Nehwal, needed to work arduous for her victory.
Kashyap received her opening recreation 22-20 towards Pakistan’s Mahoor Shahzad and made it to the subsequent spherical after the Pakistani shuttler suffered an harm and retired whereas trailing 1-8 within the second recreation.
Earlier within the day, India’s PV Sindhu, the silver medalist from Gold Coast Games, routed Maldives’ Fathimath Nabaaha Abdul Razzaq 21-4 21-11 within the ladies’s singles first spherical, Srikanth outclassed Daniel Wanagaliya of Uganda 21-9 21-9 within the males’s singles occasion.
Sindhu will subsequent face Uganda’s Husina Kobugabe, Srikanth takes on Sri Lanka’s Dumindu Abeywickrama, Sen will sq. off towards Australia’s Lin Ying Xiang and World quantity 57 Kashyap will meet Cyprus’s Eva Kattirtzi.
Srikanth shall be eager on making a mark within the singles competitors as he was distraught after dropping the boys’s singles match within the blended staff gold medal match towards Malaysia. Srikanth’s defeat to lower-ranked Tze Yong Ng proved decisive for India.
PONNAPPA-SMUEETH BOW OUT
However, it was curtains for Ashwini Ponnappa and B Sumeeth Reddy, who suffered a 18-21 16-21 loss to world quantity 47 Callum Hemming and Jessica Pugh within the opening spherical of blended doubles competitors.
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