The two-time World Championship bronze medallist Sindhu,who came into the match with a 2-4 head-to-head record dishedout a compact game to outmanoeuvre the more experienced Wang22-20 21-19 in a gruelling battle lasting 54 minutes The 21-year-old Indian now stood just a win away fromassuring India an elusive medal at the Rio Olympics With the memorable win Sindhu became the second Indianbadminton player to reach an Olympic semifinal after SainaNehwal achieved the feat four years ago Sindhu’s win has overshadowed the fresh saga surroundingIndia’s floundering campaign at the Rio Games on day 11 afterWorld Anti-Doping Agency lodged an appeal with the Court ofArbitration for Sports against the clean chit given towrestler Narsingh Yadav by NADA in the dope scandal back home “WADA has appealed against the NADA (National Anti-DopingAgency) clearance in Court of Arbitration (CAS) Now thehearing is on and the IOA Secretary General (Rajeev Mehta) isthere with WADA officials” Indian contingent’schef-de-mission Rakesh Gupta told PTI WATCH VIDEO If CAS upholds WADA’s appeal Narsingh who is scheduledto fight in the 74kg freestyle category on August 19 will notonly be able to take part in the Games here but could alsoface a career-threatening four-year ban Enduring a disastrous campaign thus far the medal-less Indian contingent has been pinning its hopes mainly onshuttlers Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth besides its wrestlers –including world championship bronze medal winner Narsingh – toend the drought before the disheartening development Eleven days of action have failed to bring India thatwon a record six medals in London four years ago a singlepodium finish and there’s growing desperation to end this poorrun India’s campaign now has been reduced to threedisciplines – track and field badminton and wrestling – afterthe flop show put up by the contingent in other sports It’s woes continued on day 11 today when Hardeep Singhlost 1-2 in his opening encounter against Turkey’s Ildem Cenkin the Greco-Roman 98kg category And adding to the miserable run was the news that some ofits contingent members were served only “peanuts” at a dinnerparty organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sportshere on Independence Day after having skipped dinner at theGames Village Having conquered world no 2 Yihan India’s all hopes nowrests on Sindhu who will face the winners of the lastquarterfinal between Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi and NozomiOkuhara on August 18 for a place in the gold medal encounter The lanky shuttler from Hyderabad and Srikanth whomade it to the men’s singles quarters are the only two medalcontenders left in the badminton competition after the shockelimination of last Games bronze medallist and former worldno 1 Saina Nehwal two days ago For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: June 27 2016 6:54 pm Michel Salgado has won four La Liga titles two UEFA Champions League crowns and an Inter-Continental Cup during his career (Source: AP) Top News Former multiple-title winning Real Madrid and Spanish international Michel Salgado has signed a three-year deal to play in Premier Futsal becoming the latest global star to confirm participation in the world’s first-ever multi-national futsal league ahead of its inaugural season Salgado part of Real Madrid’s star-studded ‘Galacticos’ line-up that included Zinedine Zidane and David Beckham has won four La Liga titles two UEFA Champions League crowns and an Inter-Continental Cup during his career The defender who after a decade at Real Madrid moved to Blackburn Rovers for a three-year stint in the English Premier League made 53 appearances for Spain in various international tournaments His signing marks a major coup for Premier Futsal a private and semi-professional league promoted by Xavier Britto of Indev Group with former Manchester United star Paul Scholes FC Porto and Barcelona Champions League winner Anderson Luís de Souza – better known as Deco – and global futsal legend Alessandro Rosa Vieira fondly known as Falcao already confirmed Michel Salgado said “Futsal is an extremely underrated sport It has been the breeding ground for some of the biggest names in football the world over and I’m glad Premier Futsal in India is creating a platform that can showcase the sport and give it its due I think the talent the league has managed to draw is fantastic with not just futsallers like Falcao but also career football players like Paul Scholes and Deco taking part “It’s almost nostalgic in a way to go up against these players again and I’m really looking forward to reliving the old days and reigniting those old rivalries this time on the futsal court” Premier Futsal is the first league in the world to feature a multi-national line-up combining the legends of football and futsal For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by The Indian Express | Published: September 15 2011 3:22 am Related News In the fast lane This refers to the report For peaceModi wont eat for 3 days beginning his birthday (IESeptember 14) The recent order by the Supreme Court has provided Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi temporary reliefbut it is not the victory that he and his party are claiming to be and celebrating Whatever his party might say about there not being a shred of evidence against him on the Gujarat riotsthere have been few takers for that argument outside the Sangh Parivar His fast will not erase what has happenedbut his attempt to reach out may just do some good for Modi politically Bal Govind Noida Right to choose THE proposed amendment to the Representation of the People Act to debar chargesheeted persons from contesting elections is meant to exude righteous outrage against corruption (Whos electable?IESeptember 14) Howeverthe ruling party may misuse such a law to debar its opponents from contesting In a democracyas far as possiblethe choice of candidate should be left to the people rather than to the police MK Mahapatra Pune Think big LK Advanis decision to go on another rath yatrathis time against corruptionis just a political stunt Such yatras are of no practical use in the anti-corruption fight Alsoat a time when terror threats loom large over the countryour law-enforcement agencies should be fully engaged in securing peace and harmony They should not be distracted from that and deployed to keep the yatris safe in their journey Anil B Naik Aurangabad Talking shop APROPOS the editorial Job talk (IESeptember 12)US President Barack Obama is trying to address the economic crisisone that has caused severe unemployment in his country and affected its productivity His plan to modernise the infrastructureespecially highways and railwaysis sure to containin the short termthe growing unemployment as well as the discontent among the youth In the long termit should help the US attain competitiveness in the global market This time Obama has also done well by not holding globalisation responsible for the job losses in the US Ved Guliani Hisar Blurred vision The editorial Call it non-violence?

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