Sindhu, Srikanth in round three

India’s P V Sindhu entered the third round of the World Badminton Championship with a 21-12 21-17 victory over Olga Golovanova of Russia here on Wednesday.

She will next take on sixth seeded Yeon Ju Bae of Korea.

Kidambi Srikanth also progressed into the round three, winning his men’s singles second round match against England’s Rajiv Ouseph 21-18, 21-13.

The men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy B also progressed, stunning 15th seeded Japanese duo of Hirokatsu Hashimoto and Noriyasu Hirata 21-19, 21-19 in 44 minutes to advance to the third round.

Later in the day, the India duo of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar pulled off a stunning 21-15 21-17 win over Ki Jung Kim and Sa Rang Kim of Korea to move into the next round.

However, it was curtains for the women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa as they lost their second round match to fifth seeded Chinese combination of Qing Tian and Yunlei Zhao 16-21 8-21.


Park blasts BWF

The Badminton World Federation should have taken more time to trial their proposed scoring changes and given top shuttlers a better chance to experience it, Japan coach Park Joo-bong said.

"The timing is not right. They should have tried it out much earlier and give everyone a taste of it," Park told reporters in Copenhagen.

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