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Uber Cup: Young Indian women show promise vs Japan despite Quarter-final exit

Uber Cup: Young Indian women show promise vs Japan despite Quarter-final exit

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Meanwhile, the Indian men's team, the defending champions, will face hosts China later today in their quarterfinal clash.

The young Indian women’s badminton team put up a valiant effort but fell short against powerhouse Japan, losing 0-3 in the quarterfinals of the Uber Cup 2024 held in Chengdu, China.

Impressive Run Ends in Uber Cup Quarters

This young Indian squad, missing some seasoned players, displayed immense potential throughout the tournament. They secured convincing victories against Canada and Singapore before bowing out in the last eight against the former champions.

Close Battles and Learning Opportunities

In the opening singles match, Ashmita Chaliha displayed remarkable spirit by saving a match point against the higher-ranked Aya Ohori. Despite leading 11-9 in the decider, Chaliha acknowledged making crucial errors later in the game, leading to a narrow defeat (10-21, 22-20, 15-21).

The Indian doubles pair of Priya Konjengbam and Shruti Mishra couldn’t overcome the well-coordinated Japanese duo of Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida, falling 21-8, 21-9.

Isharani Baruah, playing in the second singles match, showcased her talent by pushing former world champion Nozomi Okuhara to the limit. She even held the lead in the first game (14-11) before Okuhara’s experience prevailed (15-21, 12-21).

Uber Cup: Hope for the Future

Despite the quarterfinal exit, the young Indian team’s performance offers a glimpse of a promising future for Indian women’s badminton. Their spirited fight against a strong Japanese side is a positive takeaway, and valuable lessons learned will undoubtedly fuel their growth as a team.

Men’s Team Up Next

Meanwhile, the Indian men’s team, the defending champions, will face hosts China later today in their quarterfinal clash.

Result: India lost to Japan 0-3 (Ashmita Chaliha lost to Aya Ohori 10-21, 22-20, 15-21; Priya Konjengbam/Shruti Mishra lost to Nami Matsuyama/Chiharu Shida 8-21, 9-21; Isharani Baruah lost to Nozomi Okuhara 15-21, 12-21)

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