When PV Sindhu was leading 14-11 in the second game after winning the first game, she was fined one point for taking too much time while serving.
India's two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu brought tears to her eyes when she lost her rhythm due to an unfair decision by an umpire in the middle of her semi-final match against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi at the Asian Badminton Championships. The dream of winning was shattered.
PV Sindhu fell victim to umpire's wrong decision
When PV Sindhu was leading 14-11 in the second game after winning the first game, she was fined one point for taking too much time while serving. The 26-year-old from Hyderabad lost her momentum after that and eventually lost 21-13, 19-21, 16-21. In this way, he had to be satisfied with the bronze medal, which is his second medal in this continental championship.
PV Sindhu clashed with umpire over wrong decision
PV Sindhu said after the match, the umpire told me that you are taking a lot of time but the opposition player was not ready at that time. But the umpire suddenly gave him the point and it was really unfair. I think this was one of the reasons for my defeat. He said, "I mean to say, I think so because at that time the score was 14-11 and it could have been 15-11 but instead it became 14-12." After that he scored consecutive points. I think it was very unfair. Maybe I would have won the match and played in the final.
The chief referee also turned down Sindhu's appeal
Sindhu said, I spoke to the chief referee, he came and he said that the decision has already been taken. As the chief referee you need to at least be sure what the mistake was. He should have decided on this after seeing the replays. Sindhu's father PV Ramana said that Sindhu is extremely disappointed with this decision.
Sindhu made emotional tweet with bronze medal
PV Sindhu tweeted emotional with bronze medal. He wrote, 'A medal at the end of a painful campaign is always special. It could have been better than this. Now all eyes are on the next competition. Ramanna clarified that permission was taken from the officials for not being able to attend the medal distribution ceremony. It is not that she does not accept the medal. He had to catch a flight to his home country, so he had taken permission from the authorities.
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