Asian games 2018: Indian women badminton team is out of the medal race

New Delhi, August 20, News24 Bureau:  There is a bad news for Indians in general sports lovers in particular in India. 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.

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

45 nations of Olympic Council of Asia, including India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Nepal, and Japan, are participating in the event that is being hosted by Indonesia. The Asian Games is organised by the Olympic Council of Asia and held at an interval of four years.This year's game will also include non-physical events like esports, or competitive video games.With Agencies