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Badminton: Bad day for India

PV Sindhu succumbs to her fifth straight defeat to An Seyoung
PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu
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PTI   |   Bangkok   |   Published 12.05.22, 01:46 AM

India endured a tough day in office with both the men’s and women’s badminton teams suffering defeats in their final group match at the Thomas and Uber Cup here on Wednesday.

While the men went down 1-4 to Chinese Taipei in group C, the women couldn’t take a single game off Korea, suffering a demoralising 0-5 defeat in group D.

However, the twin defeats will not make a difference as both teams have already sealed their respective quarter-final berths after ensuring securing top-two finish in the group following two victories.

For the women, it was a reality check after two successive wins against Canada and the US.

Double Olympic medallist P V Sindhu had a disappointing outing as she succumbed to her fifth straight defeat to An Seyoung, losing 15-21, 14-21 in a lop-sided contest as India conceded an early 0-1 lead.

Thereafter, the women lost all three of their doubles matches and Aakarshi Kashyap went down in the singles giving the Koreans a 5-0 victory.

Among the men, only World Championship silver medallist Kidambi Srikanth won his match against Taiwan’s Tzu Wei Wang 21-19, 21-16.



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