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Asian Badminton Team Championships 2022

India’s young men’s team, led by world bronze medalist Lakshya Sen, suffered a humble 0-5 loss to Korea in the opening Group A match of the Asia Badminton Team Championships. Lakshya lost 11-21, 19-21 in 42 minutes to Jeon Hyeok Jin in what can be called an upset.

Ravikrishna PS and Sankar Prasad Udayakumar, who had qualified for the Odisha Open final, were beaten 8-21, 10-21 by Hwi Tae Kim and Kim Jaehwan, leaving India 0-0 2. The other Indians also fell without a fight.

World number 75 Kiran George, who very recently won his maiden super 100 title in Odisha, then lost to Joo Wan Kim in 42 minutes, falling 18-21, 14-21 as Korea took a 3 lead -0 and made it impossible. for India to make a comeback.

In the second doubles, Manjit Singh Khwairakpam and Dingku Singh Konthoujam were beaten by Yong Jin and Na Sung Seung 7-21, 15-21. In the fifth and final match, Mithun Manjunath put up a valiant fight before losing 16-21, 27-25, 14-21 to Min Sun Jeong.

On Thursday, the men’s team will face Hong Kong. On Wednesday, the Indian women’s team opened their campaign against Malaysia, but lost 2-3, where Ashmita Chaliha and Tara Shah managed to register wins. Aakarshi Kashyap lost a close match.

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