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Uber Cup 2024: Indian women's team loses 3-0 to Japan in the quarterfinals; a very good campaign ends

The Indian women's badminton team, playing without PV Sindhu, had qualified for the knockouts by defeating Canada and Singapore in the group stage of the Uber Cup 2024.

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Uber Cup 2024: Indian women's team loses 3-0 to Japan in the quarterfinals; a very good campaign ends

Indian women suffer a thumping defeat to Japan in the Uber Cup 2024. Image- The Hans India

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The young and inexperienced Indian women's team led by Ashmita Chaliha fought hard but lost 0-3 against Japan in the BWF Uber Cup 2024 quarter-final match at Chengdu, China on Thursday.

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World number 53 Ashmita Chaliha made a great comeback against world number 11 Aya Ohori in the first match, leading 8–2 in the decider after being down a game, but Aya Ohori won at the end of the match that lasted 67 minutes. 

While Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida performed better than National champions Priya Konjengbam and Shruti Mishra.

20-year-old Isharani Baruah was dominant in her performance against former world champion Nozomi Okuhara, leading both matches, but the Japanese superstar won in two games.

In the third game, the Indians failed to capitalize on their early lead and lost points quickly as the Asian Games medalist Japan launched their counterattack. Under pressure, Chaliha lost the third game and the match by 15-21. After that, a very good campaign of Indian women's badminton team has came to an end at the Uber Cup 2024. 

Earlier, India missed one of their key player Anmol Kharb, who has suffered a ligament tear in her final group-stage match against Han Yue of China.

The Indian team, playing without PV Sindhu, had qualified for the knockouts by defeating Canada and Singapore in the group stage of the Uber Cup 2024.

Also Read: Thomas and Uber Cup 2024 Full Schedule: India to begin their campaign against Thailand on April 27

India has reached the Uber Cup semi-finals thrice in 1957, 2014, and 2016.

The Indian men’s team, which is defending their Thomas Cup title, will face hosts China in their quarterfinal clash later in the day.

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