India’s women’s badminton team’s success in the team championships of the Asian Games, advancing to the quarterfinals with a convincing 3-0 victory over Mongolia. Here’s a breakdown of the matches:
P V Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medallist, set the tone with an impressive 21-3, 21-3 win in the first singles match against Myagmartseren Ganbaatar.
Ashmita Chaliha followed up with a dominant performance in the second singles, winning 21-2, 21-3 against Kherlen Darkhanbaatar.
Anupama Upadhyaya continued the winning streak in the third singles, claiming a commanding 21-0, 21-2 victory over Khulangoo Baatar.
India’s next challenge in the quarterfinals will be against Thailand, a formidable opponent with players like former world champion Ratchanok Intanon, world no. 12 Pornpawee Chochuwong, and world no. 17 Supanida Katethong in their lineup. It’s expected to be a tough matchup, and India will need to be well-prepared to compete against such a strong team.
P V Sindhu expressed her excitement about the start of the tournament and the need for the Indian team to focus on their preparations for the upcoming matches. Badminton fans will be eagerly following the team’s progress in the Asian Games, hoping for further success in the competition.
Sindhu stated: ”It’s a good start. An easy match. I’ve been really excited about coming here and it’s finally started. It’s time for us to get our preparations going. The team event is a knockout so if we win 3-0, we’re on to the next round and play Thailand next. We have a strong women’s team this time and it’s important that we make that work. We have good doubles pairs too.”
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