Asiad 2018: India women’s badminton team out of medal race

Jakarta: The Indian women badminton team is out of the medal race in the 2018 Asian Games as they lost 1-3 to Japan in the Women’s Team quarterfinal event here on Monday.

Out of the four games, only P.V. Sindhu was able to win as she defeated Akane Yamaguchi 21-18, 21-19.

In two other women’s double affair, Sikki Reddy, who teamed up with Arathi Sara, went down in straight games to Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hiroto 15-21, 6-21.

The other pair comprising P.V. Sindhu and Ashwini Ponnappa lost 13-21, 12-21 to Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahasi.

In another single, Nozomi Okuhara beat Saina Nehwal 21-11, 23-25, 21-16 as Japan advanced to the semifinals.