Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi

PV Sindhu completed a hat-trick of medals at the World Badminton Championship as she stormed into the semi-finals, lifting India’s spirit after Kidambi Srikanth’s quarter-final exit here.

Sindhu, a silver medallist at the Rio Olympics, assured herself of at least a bronze with a clinical display against world number six Chinese Sun Yu.

The 22-year-old, who has won a bronze at the 2013 and 2014 editions, disposed of Sun Yu 21-14, 21-9 in 39 minutes at the Emirates Arena.

The world No. 4 Indian will next take on another Chinese – world No. 10 Chen Yufei, who saw off former world champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand.