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Uber Cup: Japan down India in quarter-finals

11:00 PM Oct 14, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

The Indian women's badminton team on Thursday bowed out of the ongoing Uber Cup after suffering a defeat against Japan in the quarter-finals.

Malvika Bansod lost her match to world number five Akane Yamaguchi 12-21, 17-21 in the first match of the quarter-final tie.The duo of Tanisha Carsto and Rutaparna Panda then lost their match against Yuki Fukushima and Mayu Matsumoto 8-21, 10-21 and this gave Japan a 2-0 lead in the encounter.

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Aditi Bharat then lost her match against Sayaka Takahashi and after this, Japan went on to seal the five-match affair.

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Earlier in the day, the men's badminton team suffered a 1-4 defeat against China in their last group-stage match. The men's badminton team will now square off against Denmark in the quarterfinals on Friday.

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