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Olympics badminton: Jwala-Diju suffer second straight defeat

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1.86K   //    29 Jul 2012, 20:07 IST

London - India’s Jwala Gutta and V. Diju jeopardised their chances of making the knockout round in the badminton mixed doubles event at the London Olympics after suffering a second successive defeat here Sunday.

The Indians, who were beaten by third-seeded Indonesian pair in the first match Saturday, Sunday morning to Denmark’s Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Rytter Juhl in straight games, 12-21, 16-21, in a Group C match at the Wembley Arena.

The World No.13 duo were no match for their eighth-ranked opponents in the first game, losing it in 13 minutes. They put up a better show in the second but it wasn’t enough to trouble the Danes.

Jwala-Diju play South Korea’s Jung Eun Ha and Yong Dae Lee in their must win final group game Tuesday.

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