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Tokyo Olympics Badminton schedule revealed

July 14, 2021 20:19 IST

India’s PV Sindhu, drawn in easy group, faces Israel’s Ksenia in opener.

World number 7 PV Sindhu is seeded sixth at the Games.

IMAGE: World number 7 PV Sindhu is seeded sixth at the Games. Photograph: Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters

World champion P V Sindhu will open her Tokyo Olympics campaign against Israel’s Polikarpova Ksenia on July 25.

The Tokyo Games organisers on Wednesday issued the schedule of the first two days of competition. 


Sindhu, who had lost to Spain's Carolina Marin in the 2016 Olympics final, has been clubbed in an easy Group J, also comprising Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi.

Ngan Yi is ranked 34th in the world while Polikarpova is 58th.

World number 7 Sindhu is seeded sixth at the Games. 

In men's singles, B Sai Praneeth will face Israel’s Misha Zilberman in his opening Group D match on the first day of competitions on July 24. The Indian is seeded sixth.

In the singles, the top player from every group will advance to the knock-out round.        

The world no. 10 men's doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Ranki Reddy and Chirag Shetty will take on Chinese Taipei duo of Lee Yang and Wng Chi-Lin in their opening Group A match.





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