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Asian giants off to winning start in World Junior Mixed Team championships

Asian badminton giants led by defending champions China made mince meat of their opponents on the first day of the BWF World Junior Mixed Team championships which began in Bilbao, Spain on Wednesday.

It was a stroll for the Chinese in their clean sweep of Canada in their opener in Group A1 match while runners-up Indonesia were equally impressive in their 5-0 whitewash of Norway in their Group F1 opener.

Japan who won the brone medal at the last championships in Peru, were just too strong for New Zealand and came off 5-0 winners.

Other Asian giants like Malaysia and South Korea also registered 5-0 wins in their respective group matches against Mexico (Group E1) while the Koreans were also in terrific form – winning both their Group F2 matches against Sri Lanka and Algeria by 5-0 margins.

Thailand blaned Ukraine 5-0 in their opening Group H1 match while Hong Kong proved unbeatable against Georgia with a 5-0 victory in Group C2. Singapore whitewashed Peru 5-0 in another Group C2 match.

RESULTS (SELECTED)

Group A1: China beat Canada 5-0
(Men's singles: Liu Haichao beat Jason Anthony Ho-Shue 21-12, 21-13
Men's doubles: Han Chengkai-Zhou Haodong beat Desmond Wang-Brain Yang 21-16, 21-8
Women's singles: Gao Fangjie beat Qingzi Ouyang 21-15, 21-9
Women's doubles: Ni Bowen-Zhou Chaomin beat Giselle Chan-Katie Ho-Shue 21-12, 21-14
Mixed doubles: Du Yeu-He Jiting beat Jason Anthony Ho-Shue-Qingzi Ouyang 21-7, 21-4)

Group A2:      Australia beat Scotland 3-2

Group B2:      Taiwan beat Moldova 5-0
                          Taiwan beat Hungary 5-0

Group C1:     Japan beat New Zealand 5-0
       
Group C2:    Hong Kong beat Georgia 5-0
                        Hong Kong beat Peru 5-0
                        Singapore beat Peru 5-0

Group E1:   Malaysia beat Mexico 5-0 

Group F1:   Indonesia beat Noway 5-0

Group F2:   Korea beat Sri Lanka 5-0
                       Korea beat Algeria 5-0

Group G2:   India beat Netherlands 5-0

Group H1:  Thailand beat Ukraine 5-0
 

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