Defenders Japan have eliminated India on BWF Uber Cup at the Ceres Arena in Aarhus, Denmark Thursday. India’s junior women’s badminton team did not compete with the players and lost the quarter-final 0-3.
Compete without top stars such as PV Sindhu and after being disrupted by the forced removal of Saina Nehwal, the Indian eves were attacked by Japanese opponents.
At the first tie game, Malvika Bansod lost 12-21, 17-21 to the world 5 Akane Yamaguchi. Southpaw Malvika played well in the game but could not threaten Yamaguchi’s decline.
The 20-year-old Malvika was completely ousted by the former state No. 1 Yamaguchi in the first game. However, Malvika did well in the following games but did not have the strength to deal with the 24-year-old Japanese, who won 34 minutes. It was good to study for country No. 104 Vlika against the famous Japanese star, which is the fifth largest in the world.
Two of Tanisha Crasto and Rutaparna Panda lost the race, falling 8-21, 10-21 with Yuki Fukushima and Mayu Matsumoto. The players who played above Fukushima and Matsumoto managed to win in 41 minutes.
With 0-2 down in the game, the responsibility was on Aditi Bhatt to save and help India stay alive and win. However, Aditi Bhatt, 18, lost the third game 16-21, 7-21 and world No. 15 Sayaka Takahashi in just 29 minutes.
Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand Pullela (women in second place) and Tasnim Mir (only 3 women) were supposed to play later but did not get a chance due to a 3-0 lead.
It was encouraging from the Indian youth team, especially after Saina Nehwal was injured in the first leg against Spain. The bronze medal in the London Olympics did not take part in the Uber Cup. In previous Uber Cup releases, India has failed to reach the end of 2018.
India meet Denmark at the Thomas Cup venue on Friday
The Indian men’s team finished second in Group C of the Thomas Cup after losing 1-4 to China in their final match on Thursday. India is now up against its potential employers in Denmark over the final Friday evening.
Uber Cup (Quarter-final) results
India lost to Japan 0-3
Unmarried women 1
Malvika Bansod defeated Akane Ymaguchi 12-21, 17-21 (34 minutes)
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Tanisha Crasto-Rutaparna Panda loses Yuki Fukushima-Mayu Matsumoto 8-21, 10-21 (41 minutes)
Unmarried women 2
Aditi Bhatt defeated Sayaka Takahashi 16-21, 7-21 (29 minutes).