Nikhat Zareen kickstarted Women’s World Boxing Championships with a bang
BWF: PV Sindhu Into Next Round
Defending World Champion PV Sindhu started the title defense with straight games victory over Martina Repiska on Tuesday at the ongoing BWF World Championships 2021 in Huelva.
The Olympic Silver medallist defeated the shuttler from Slovakia by 21-7, 21-9 in just 24 minutes. Sindhu faced very little resistance from Repiska as she moved into the round of 16 with ease.
In men’s singles, Lakshya Sen had to battle past Kenta Nishimoto to move into the next round. Sen is making his debut at World Championships defeated the 15th seed shuttler from Japan by 22-20, 15-21, 21- 18 in a titanic clash that lasted for one hour and 22 minutes.
In the men’s doubles, India’s Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy battled hard against Chinese Taipei’s Lee Jhe-Huei and Yang Po-Hsuan.
The eight seeded-Indians, dropped five-game points in the first game as Lee/Yang stretched the pair of Shetty-Rankireddy to their limit. But Indians persevered to win 27-25. In the second game, Chirag and Satwik shifted their gears and put on a better performance to prevail 21-17.