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Asian Games 2018 - Badminton. Jonatan Christie wins Gold for Indonesia after 12 years. India gets its first Silver through Sindhu. Saina claims Bronze.

  • Asian Games 2018 - Badminton. Jonatan Christie wins Gold for Indonesia after 12 years. India gets its first Silver through Sindhu. Saina cla
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Modified 02 Sep 2018, 01:59 IST

China has led the overall medal table since the inception of Badminton during the 1962 Jakarta Games. China has won 43 Golds, 29 Silvers and 35 Bronze for an overall total of 107 medals. Indonesia occupies the second spot with 28 Golds, 27 Silvers and 44 Bronze for an overall tally of 99 medals. South Korea takes the third spot with 16 Golds, 17 Silvers and 33 Bronze for a tally of 66 medals.

This year's competition was so fierce that South Korea did not manage to win a single medal in Badminton.

India occupies the 9th position with 1 Silver and 9 Bronze for an overall tally of 10 medals.

Jonatan Christie nicknamed "Jojo" provided Indonesia a Gold medal in the Men's singles after 12 years. Taufik Hidayat won the Gold in Doha, 2006.

Tai Tzu-Ying won the first ever Gold medal for Chinese Taipei at the Asian Games.

P V Sindhu became the first Silver medalist for India at the Asian Games and the first Indian individual to compete in a Gold medal match at the Games.

Lin Dan of China equaled the record set by Christian Hadinata of Indonesia after winning the 5th Gold medal in Badminton at the 2018 Asian games by winning the Men's Team event.

Men's singles

Asian Games - Day 10
Jonatan Christie (INA) - Men's singles Gold medalist

Gold medal match

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Jonathan Christie surprised everyone by winning the Gold medal with a huge crowd support egging him all the way. He should have been happy to face Chou Tien-Chen as he extended his victory streak against the Chen to 5-0.

Jonatan Christie (INA) (15) defeats Chou Tien-Chen (TPE) (6) 21-18, 20-22, 21-15.

Semi-finals

Jonatan Christie rode on the confidence of the victory over Nishimoto in the team event to win the semi-finals. He has a 6-3 record against the Japanese player.

Jonatan Christie (INA) (15) defeats Kenta Nishimoto (JPN) (10) 21-15, 15-21, 21-19.

Chou Tien-Chen (TPE) (6) won against Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (INA) (12) 16-21, 23-21, 21-17.

Quarter-finals

Jonatan Christie (INA) (14) defeats Vincent Wong Wing Ki (HKG) (28) 21-11, 21-18.

Nishimoto does not have a great head to head record against the Korean but played a wonderful match to win the match. Nishimoto has a 2-4 record against Son Wan-Ho.

Kenta Nishimoto (JPN) (10) won against Son Wan-Ho (KOR) (5) 21-17, 21-11.

Chou Tien-Chen (TPE) (6) defeats Angus Ng Ka Long (HKG) (9) 21-18, 21-18.

Anthony Ginting has a 4-2 record against Chen Long. He crushed Chen Long's hopes with a comfortable straight set's victory.

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (INA) (12) won against Chen Long (CHN) (7) 21-19, 21-11.

Round of 16 (Important matches)

Vincent Wong Wing Ki (HKG) (28) defeats Wang Tzu-Wei (TPE) (18) 21-12, 16-21, 21-13.

Anthony Ginting proved to be a giant killer as he defeated Momota of Japan in straight sets.

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (INA) (12) won against Kento Momota (JPN) (4) 21-18, 21-18.

Round of 32 (Important matches)

Jonatan's confidence would have received a huge boost when he defeated World no. 2 Shi Yuqi and now has a 4-3 record against the Chinese.

Jonatan Christie (INA) (15) defeats Shi Yuqi (CHN) (2) 21-19, 19-21, 21-17.


Badminton Malaysia Open - Day 2
Srikanth Kidambi (IND) was unable to get past Wong Wing Ki (HKG)

Wong Ki Vincent improved his head to head record against the Indian to 3-5, as Srikanth had too many unforced errors which cost him dearly during the crucial points.

Vincent Wong Wing Ki (HKG) (28) defeats Srikanth Kidambi (IND) (8) 23-21, 21-19.


Thomas & Uber Cup - Day 2
HS Prannoy (IND) went down to Kantaphon Wangcharoen (THA)

Wangcharoen accounted for Prannoy's unforced errors and won a 3 setter to tie is head to head record at 1-1.

Kantaphon Wangcharoen (THA) (20) defeats HS Prannoy (IND) (11) 21-12, 15-21, 21-15.

Kwang Hee destroyed the Malaysian in the first set and completed the formalities in the third set ending Darren Liew's hopes of getting a medal.

Heo Kwang-Hee (KOR) (79) defeats Daren Liew (MAS) (27) 21-8, 20-22, 21-14.

Women's singles

Asian Games - Day 10
Tai Tzu-Ying (TPE) - Women's singles Gold medalist

Gold medal match

Tai Tzu Ying provided a Masterclass display of Badminton to end any hopes of a Gold for Sindhu. She seemed to have 5-6 different strokes for each particular shot and played craftily to win her 6th consecutive match against Sindhu and extending the head to head record to 10-3.

Tai Tzu-Ying (TPE) (1) defeats Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (IND) (3) 21-13, 21-16.

Semi-finals

Tai Tzu Ying has previously had 10 consecutive victories against Saina and extended the head to head record to 12-5. She manipulated the Indian all around the court and Saina had no reply to some of her crafty strokes.

Tai Tzu-Ying (TPE) (1) defeats Saina Nehwal (IND) (10) 21-17, 21-14.

Asian Games - Day 10
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (IND) added a Silver medal to her collections

Sindhu now has a hat-trick of victories over Yamaguchi and continues to lead the head to record 9-4 against the Japanese.

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (IND) (3) won against Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) (2) 21-17, 15-21, 21-10.

Quarter-finals

Tai Tzu-Ying (TPE) (1) defeats Nozomi Okuhara (JPN) (8) 21-15, 21-10.

Thomas & Uber Cup - Day 1
Saina Nehwal (IND) added the missing Asian Games medal to her kitty by winning the Bronze

Saina notched up her 5th consecutive victory over an error-prone Intanon to lead the head to head record 11-5.

Saina Nehwal (IND) (10) won against Ratchanok Intanon (THA) (4) 21-18, 21-16.

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (IND) (3) won against Nitchaon Jindapol (THA) (11) 21-11, 16-21, 21-14.

Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) (2) defeats Chen Yufei (CHN) (5) 21-19, 21-11.

Round of 16 (Important matches)

Okuhara has never lost against Bingjiao winning all her last 4 encounters as she demolished her in straight sets for a comfortable victory.

Nozomi Okuhara (JPN) (8) defeats He Bingjiao (CHN) (7) 21-10, 21-12.

Round of 32 (Important matches)

Nangsal Devi Tamang (NEP) (576) defeats Fathimath Nabaaha Abdul Razzaq (MDV) (253) 21-19, 21-15.

Men's Doubles

Asian Games - Day 10
Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA) - Men's Doubles Gold medalist

Gold medal match

It was an all Indonesian final and the favorites for the crown had a tough third set before winning the Gold and extending the head to head record to 2-0.

Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA) (1) defeats Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto (INA) (9) 13-21, 21-18, 24-22.

Semi-finals

The Indonesians have won the last 3 matches against the Taipei pair and improved their record to 5-2 to enter the finals.

Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA) (1) defeats Lee Jhe-Huei/Lee Yang (TPE) (15) 21-15, 20-22, 21-12.

The Indonesian pair of Alfian and Ardianto defied all odds against the World no. 2 Chinese to upstage them in the Semifinals. Their head to head record stands at 2-3 in favor of the Chinese duo.

Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto (INA) (9) won against Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen (CHN) (2) 21-14, 19-21, 21-13.

Quarter-finals

Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA) (1) defeats Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong (MAS) (11) 22-20, 21-19.

Lee Jhe-Huei/Lee Yang (TPE) (15) defeats Choi Sol-Gyu/Kang Min-Hyuk (KOR) 21-16, 21-16.

Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto (INA) (9) won against Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi (MAS) (25) 21-17, 21-13.

Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen (CHN) (2) defeats Sachin Dias/Buwaneka Goonethilleka (SRI) (470) 21-12, 21-15.

Round of 16 (Important matches)

Lee and Yang of Taipei have a poor head to head record of 2-4. They started off by losing the first set. Then they did the inevitable by stepping up the gas and crushing the Chinese in the second and third to win comfortably.

Lee Jhe-Huei/Lee Yang (TPE) (15) defeats Liu Cheng/Zhang Nan (CHN) (4) 20-22, 21-16, 21-16.

Daihatsu Indonesia Masters 2018
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty (IND) lost to the Koreans

Choi Sol-Gyu/Kang Min-Hyuk (KOR) won against Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty (IND) (22) 21-17, 19-21, 21-17.

The Malaysians put an end to the Japanese hopes of a medal by upstaging the World no. 3 pair in straight sets.

Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi (MAS) (25) defeats Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda (JPN) (3) 21-14, 21-17.

Sachin Dias/Buwaneka Goonethilleka (SRI) (470) defeats Rizwan Azam/Sulehri Kashif Ali (PAK) (254) 21-12, 21-13.

Round of 32 (Important matches)

Choi Sol-Gyu/Kang Min-Hyuk (KOR) won against Dinuka Karunaratne/Niluka Karunaratne (SRI) (185) 21-16, 21-17.

The Koreans pulled off an upset by defeating the World no. 10 pairing of Chen and Wang from Taipei in three sets.

Kim Won-Ho/Seo Seung-Jae (KOR) (36) defeats Chen Hung-Ling/Wang Chi-Lin (TPE) (10) 21-12, 15-21, 21-17.

Rizwan Azam/Sulehri Kashif Ali (PAK) (254) defeats Dipesh Dhami/Ratnajit Tamang (NEP) (235) 21-19, 22-20.

Women's Doubles

Asian Games - Day 4
Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan (CHN) - Women's Doubles Gold medalist

Gold medal match

Chen and Yifan defeated the Reigning Olympic Champions Misaki Matsutomo & Ayaka Takahashi in a tough two-setter to take the Gold. They also improved their head to head record to 5-3.

Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan (CHN) (3) defeats Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (JPN) (2) 22-20, 22-20.

Semi-finals

The Chinese duo prevailed over the World no. 1 pair of Fukushima and Hirota and literally ripped them apart in the second set to enter the finals. They improved their head to head record to 5-8.

Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan (CHN) (3) defeats Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota (JPN) (1) 21-17, 21-8.

The Olympic champions extended their head to head record to 6-1 with an easy victory over the Indonesians.

Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (JPN) (2) won against Greysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu (INA) (4) 21-15, 21-17.

Quarter-finals

Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota (JPN) (1) defeats Lee So-Hee/Shin Seung-Chan (KOR) (8) 21-13, 21-17.

E-Plus Badminton Asia Team Championships 2018
Ashwini Ponnappa/N Sikki Reddy (IND) went down to the Chinese duo

Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan (CHN) (3) defeats Ashwini Ponnappa/N Sikki Reddy (IND) (30) 21-11, 24-22.

Greysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu (INA) (4) won against Tang Jinhua/Zheng Yu (CHN) 18-21, 24-22, 21-16.

Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (JPN) (2) won against Kim Hye-Rin/Kong Hee-Yong (KOR) 21-10, 21-7.

Round of 16 (Important matches)

The Indian duo upset the Malaysian pairing in a tough three-setter to improve their overall record to 2-1.

Ashwini Ponnappa/N Sikki Reddy (IND) (30) defeats Chow Mei Kuan/Lee Meng Yean (MAS) (17) 21-17, 16-21, 21-19.

Tang Jinhua/Zheng Yu (CHN) won against Hsu Ya Ching/Wu Ti Jung (TPE) (26) 21-17, 21-14.

Mixed Doubles


Asian Games - Day 9
Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong - Mixed Doubles Gold medalist

Gold medal match

The Chinese duo has won the last 3 meetings and won again to improve the overall record to 5-1. They had an easy opening set and then quelled any chance of a comeback, winning the second set.

Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong (CHN) (1) defeats Tang Chun Man/Tse Ying Suet (HKG) (4) 21-8, 21-15.

Semi-finals

They had a comfortable match against the Indonesian pair and were not really challenged during the entire match. They improved their overall record to 2-1.

Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong (CHN) (1) defeats Tontowi Ahmad / Liliyana Natsir (INA) (3) 21-13, 21-18.

They played their toughest match of the tournament against the World no. 2 pairing and won a hard-fought victory to level their overall record at 2-2.

Tang Chun Man/Tse Ying Suet (HKG) (4) won against Wang Yilü / Huang Dongping (CHN) (2) 22-20, 19-21, 23-21.

Quarter-finals

Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong (CHN) (1) defeats Takuro Hoki/Koharu Yonemoto (JPN) (149) 21-13, 21-15.

Tontowi Ahmad / Liliyana Natsir (INA) (3) won against Lee Chun Hei Reginald/Chau Hoi Wah (HKG) (23) 21-15, 17-21, 21-16.

Tang Chun Man/Tse Ying Suet (HKG) (4) won against Dechapol Puavaranukroh/Sapsiree Taerattanachai (THA) (15) 21-13, 22-20.

Wang Yilü / Huang Dongping (CHN) (2) defeats Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino (JPN) (14) 21-17, 18-21, 21-17.

Round of 16 (Important matches)

The Japanese duo never allowed the Vietnamese pair to settle and earned a comfortable victory to progress to the Quarterfinals.

Takuro Hoki/Koharu Yonemoto (JPN) (149) defeats Tuan Duc Do/Nhu Thao Pham (VIE) (44) 21-12, 21-13.

This match was a nail-biter as each team had a chance to win with match points and eventually, the Hong Kong duo grabbed the opportunity to win 28-26 in the third set to improve their overall record to 2-3.

Lee Chun Hei Reginald/Chau Hoi Wah (HKG) (23) won against Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying (MAS) (9) 21-17, 19-21, 28-26.

Men's Team

China
China's Men Badminton Team won Gold (Image Courtesy: China Daily)

Gold medal match

China (1) defeated Indonesia (2) 3-1.

Semi-finals

China (1) defeated Chinese Taipei (4) 3-1.

Indonesia (2) defeated Japan (3) 3-1.

Women's Team

Japan Badminton Team won Gold (Video Courtesy: Japan Today)
Japan Badminton Team won Gold (Video Courtesy: Japan Today)

Gold medal match

Japan (1) defeated China (2) 3-1.

Semi-finals

Japan (1) defeated Indonesia 3-1.

China (2) defeated Thailand (4) 3-0.

Quarter-finals (Important Matches)

Indonesia defeated South Korea (3) 3-1.


Published 02 Sep 2018, 01:59 IST
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