Jakarta, August 20: 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 on Monday. Out of the four games, only P.V. Sindhu was able to win as she defeated Akane Yamaguchi 21-18, 21-19. 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. Catch all the Asian Games 2018 Live News Updates Day 2: Indian Athletes From Shooting, Badminton, Wrestling in Medal Hunt Today Right Here.
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. Now all eyes will be on men's team led by Srikanth Kidambi, Prannoy Kumar, and Sai Praneeth will be facing Indonesia at 1.00 pm IST. Asian Games Medal Tally 2018 Updated: India Jumps to 8th Position With Deepak Kumar's Silver in Current Table and Country-Wise Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal Standings.
Earlier, Shooter Deepak Kumar handed India it's third medal at the ongoing 2018 Asian Games after he clinched silver in the Mens 10m Air Rifle category. Deepak finished second with a score of 247.7 while compatriot Ravi Kumar finished fourth scoring 205.2. It was also the 30-year-old's first medal at the Asiad. China's Haoran Yang bagged gold with a record score of 249.1m.