The 19th Asian Games badminton competition got off to a roaring start as the women’s teams of India and Chinese Taipei secured opening victories today.
India, led by singles ace Pusarla Sindhu, cruised past Mongolia 3-0. India will face Thailand in the next round tomorrow.
Chinese Taipei, with Tai Tzu Ying in the lead, worked their way past a spirited Hong Kong China side 3-0. Chinese Taipei meets Japan, the defending champions, in the quarterfinals tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Maldives defeated Nepal 3-1 in another match.
In the only men’s match of the morning session, Nepal bt Mongolia 3-1.
Four matches took place in the morning session today with four more to be fought out this evening.