彩神appAPP下载官方Chinese shuttlers fare through badminton first round at Asian Games
JAKARTA, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese women's shuttlers met little resistance en route to singles and doubles second round at the 18th Asian Games here on Thursday.
He Bingjiao wasted just 25 minutes to brush aside Nguyen Thuy Linh of Vietnam in straight sets. He withstood a sluggish start to take away the opening game 21-14, and sailed smoothly in the second game for a 21-5 victory.
"I adjusted to the court better than my opponent as I had already played the team event. She was more impacted by the wind inside the venue," said He, adding that the first game ran as it did because she was a little impatient.
He will seek a revenge on Japan's Okuhara Nozomi in the second round. Okuhara beat He in Wednesday's team final, where Japan triumphed over China 3-1.
"It was not totally a bad thing when you face the same opponent following your loss, because you can draw experience to perform better the next time," He pointed out.
Chen Yufei, who snatched China's only point in the team final, also ousted South Korean talent An Se-young 21-15, 21-8 in 31 minutes.
Tai Tzuying of Chinese Taipei and Yamaguchi Akane of Japan, the top two seeds in women's singles, both enjoyed a first-round bye.
Other established players featuring on Thuesday secured their berths in last 16. India's Pusarla V. Sindhu was forced to win 23-21 in the decider against Vu Thi Trang of Vietnam, while Ratchanok Intanon and Saina Nehwal marched on through straight sets.
In women's doubles, China's Tang Jinhua and Zheng Yu overcame Thilini Pramodika Hendahewa and Kavidi Sirimannage of Sri Lanka 21-13, 21-12.
Chinese men's singles players Shi Yuqi and Chen Long will step on court on Friday, along with teammates Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan in women's doubles, Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong and Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping in mixed doubles.