Badminton: India lose to Indonesia, bow out of Asia Junior Championships
NEW DELHI: Maisnam Meiraba put up a brave effort before India bowed out of the Asia Junior Championships Monday after suffering a 0-three loss to Indonesia in the zone-finals of the Mixed Team occasion in Suzhou, China.
In a soaking up warfare between top 20 junior gamers, World No. 14 Meiraba managed to take a game off his 17th ranked opponent, Bobby Setiabudi but the Indonesian proved too sturdy in the long run with a 21-17, 15-21, 21-eleven win in fifty-nine minutes.
The Manipur boy, who gained his first international tournament on the White Night Russian Junior International earlier this month, has been in the first-class form at some point of the occasion and received his matches towards Korea and Macau.
Meiraba’s performance, even though in a dropping cause, stood out as none of the alternative outcomes went in India’s favor.
In girls’ singles, Malvika Bansod changed into unlucky to miss out on winning a good first game and ultimately went down preventing 20-22, 7-21 to junior World No. Four Putri Kusuma Wardani.
Tanisha Crasto and Sathish Kumar Karunakaran suffered a fifteen-21, 18-21 defeat to Leo Rolly Carnando and Indah Cahya Sari Jamil in blended doubles.
India had overwhelmed Mongolia and Macau China via an equal rating of five-zero whilst they misplaced to Korea 1-4 within the round-robin. Finishing 2nd to Korea in the organization level had confirmed their zone-final berth
The Indian children will now attention at the man or woman opposition that begins on Wednesday.
Maenam Meiraba will attempt to shield the lads’ singles gold that Lakshya Sen had gained last year to end India’s 54-yr wait.
TOKYO: Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu will quick pick out up the pieces after her deflating loss inside the Indonesia Open final and prepare for the following struggle at the Japan Open BWF World Tour Super 750 starting right here Tuesday.
The USD 750,000 tournament can even see the go back of Saina Nehwal, who had ignored the Indonesia Open Super 1000 occasion due to health troubles.
Sindhu missed an opportunity to interrupt a seven-month title drought whilst she misplaced in directly video games to Akane Yamaguchi in Jakarta on Sunday and the Indian will appearance to go the overall distance while she opens in opposition to China’s Han Yue here.
If she crosses the hole hurdle, Sindhu will face either Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour or Japan’s Aya Ohori inside the 2nd round.
The 5th seed may also a goal to avenge her very last loss to Yamaguchi as she is probable to face the world no four Japanese within the quarterfinals.
“Overall, it turned into an awesome tournament for me at Indonesia and I wish I can take the self-belief going forward and do well at Japan,” Sindhu had stated after the finals on Sunday.
Saina seeded 8th and the only Indian to win a title this season will open towards Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan, an opponent in opposition to whom she enjoys a 3-1 head-to-head lead.
In men’s singles, it will likely be an all-Indian establishing round struggle between HS Prannoy and 8th seed Kidambi Srikanth.
The duo has confronted every other five instances up to now in the global circuit with Srikanth having the ultimate giggle in the past 4 events.
Among other Indians, B Sai Praneeth, who had reached the finals of the Swiss Open, will face Japan’s, Kenta Nishimoto.
Sameer Verma, who had missed the Indonesia Open due to a shoulder problem, will look to check his health towards Denmark’s Anders Antonsen, runner-up in Jakarta after a marathon very last on Sunday.
In the doubles draw, the guys’ pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will rectangular off against England’s Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge, who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy will go swords with Malaysia’s Goh Sze Fei and Nur Izzuddin in any other men’s doubles match.
The ladies’ doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy will face off towards the Korean combination of Kim So Yeong and Kong Hee Yong in the starting spherical.