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Smashing Jonatan sends top seed Shi Yuqi packing

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JAKARTA (24 August 2018) – Indonesia’s rising star, Jonatan Christie sent top seed Shi Yuqi crashing out of contention in the second round of the Asian Games men’s singles badminton competition at the Istora Senayan this evening. Jonatan, ranked 15 in the world, delivered a smashing performance in front his home fans to defeat Shi Yuqi in an enthralling three-game tie.

Jonatan, who duelled with the world No. 2 for 70 minutes before winning 21-19, 19-21, 21-17, will face Thailand’s Khosit Phetpradab in the third-round tomorrow. If he makes it past Khosit, he will either meet Vincent Wong or Chinese Taipei’s next.

Another leading star to fall in the men’s singles event was India’s sixth seeded Srikanth Kidambi, who was sent packing by Hong Kong’s Vincent Wong Wing Ki. Also making an early exit today were Malaysia’s Olympic mixed doubles silver medallists Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying, who were outplayed by Hong Kong’s Lee Chun Hei Reginald-Chau Hoi Wah.

Vincent was in stunning form as he upset Srikanth 23-21, 21-19 while Lee-Chau took their chances well and downed their rivals in a thrilling tie that went the distance. Lee-Chau survived three match points in the decider to come back and emerge victorious.

These three matches aside, the other seeded players in action today made it through to the next round tomorrow. In the men’s singles, Chen Long (Chna), Kento Momota (Jpn), Son Wan Ho (Kor), and Chou Tien Chen (tpe) all moved into the third round.

Momota, seeded second on the bottom half of the draw, cruised past Nepal’s Bikash Shrestha. Chen Long had it easy against Muhammad Irfan Saeed Bhatti while third-seeded Son Wan Ho powered past Nepal’s Ratnajit Tamang.

Local ace Anthony Sinisuka Ginting appears to have recovered well from his massive battle against Chen Long in the team final two days ago. He easily made it past Iran's Mehran Shahbazi 21-9, 21-8 in just under 30 minutes in the second round today. Anthony will have the chance to exact revenge on Momota after earlier losing to the Japanese star in the team event.

In the mixed doubles competition, top seeds Zheng Siwei-Huang Yaqiong advanced to the quarterfinals with a 21-19, 21-16 victory over Chinese Taipei’s Lee Yang-Hsu Ya Ching. They will meet Japanese pair, Takuro Hoki-Koharu Yonemoto, who had beaten Vietnam’s Do Tuan Duc-Pham Nhu Thao this evening.

China’s other leading mixed doubles pair, Wang Wilyu-Huang Dongping, the second seed here, found the going easy as they disposed of Macau China’s Pui Ngai Che-Xue Xin Gong 21-7, 21-8. They will take on Japan’s Yuta Watanabe-Arisa Higashino next.

In the women’s singles, Akane Yamaguchi, ranked second in this tournament, was simply too good for Afghanistan’s Saraj Lidaa who went down 21-0, 21-3. Akane will next meet Nepal’s Nangsal Tamang, who defeated Fathimath Nabaaha from Maldives today.

Meanwhile, Japan’s world No.1 pair, Yuki Fukushima-Sayaka Hirota secured their place in the quarterfinals after a 21-13, 21-17 win over Indonesia’s Della Destiara Haris-Rizki Amelia Pradipta. In another women’s doubles game, Indonesia’s Greysia Polii-Apriyani Rahayu, seeded fourth, breezed past Thailand’s Chayanit Chaladchalam-Phataimas Muenwong 21-12, 21-9.



Men's Singles

Jonatan Christie (Ina) bt 1-Shi Yuqi (Chn) 21-19, 19-21, 21-17

2-Kento Momota (Jpn) bt Bikash Shrestha (Nep) 21-9, 21-10

3-Son Wan Ho (Kor) bt Ratnajit Tamang (Nep) 21-8, 21-9

4-Chou Tien Chen (Tpe) bt Pham Cao Cuong (Vie) 21-16, 21-12

5-Chen Long (Chn) bt Muhammad Irfan Saeed Bhatti (Pak) 21-8, 21-10

Vincent Wong Wing Ki (Hkg) bt 6-Srikanth Kidambi (Ind) 23-21, 21-19

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (Ina) bt Mehran Shahbazi (Iri) 21-9, 21-8


Women's Singles

2-Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn) bt Saraj Lidaa (Afg) 21-0, 21-3


Women’s Doubles

1-Yuki Fukushima-Sayaka Hirota (Jpn) bt Della Destiara Haris-Rizki Amelia Pradipta (Ina) 21-13, 21-17

2-Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (Jpn) bt Ghazala Saddique-Saima Waqas (Pak) 21-3, 21-3

3-Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan (Chn) bt Jongkolphan Kititharakul-Rawinda Prajongjai (Tha) 21-15, 21-17

4-Greysia Polii-Apriyani Rahayu (Ina) bt Chayanit Chaladchalam-Phataimas Muenwong (Tha) 21-12, 21-9


Mixed Doubles

3-Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir (Ina) bt Seo Seung Jae-Chae Yujung (Kor) 22-20, 21-17

4-Tang Chun Man-Tse Ying Suet (Hkg) bt Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai (Mas) 14-21, 21-11, 22-20

1-Zheng Siwei-Huang Yaqiong (Chn) bt Lee Yang-Hsu Ya Ching (Tai) 21-19, 21-16

2-Wang Wilyu-Huang Dongping (Chn) bt Pui Ngai Che-Xue Xin Gong (Mac) 21-7, 21-8

Lee Chun Hei Reginald-Chau Hoi Wah (Hkg) bt Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying (Mas) 21-17, 19-21, 28-26

Note: For full results, please go to https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/matches.aspx?id=4B641789-C7DC-440D-99A2-4BC6D8B537EC&d=20180824


Individual Medallists Asian Games 2014

Men's singles

Gold: Lin Dan (China)

Silver: Chen Long (China)

Bronze: Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia), Wei Nan (Hong Kong China)


Men's doubles

Gold: Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia)

Silver: Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong (Korea)

Bronze: Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong (Malaysia), Kim Gi-jung-Kim Sa-rang (Korea)


Women's singles

Gold: Wang Yihan (China)

Silver: Li Xuerui (China)

Bronze: Tai Tzu Ying (Chinese Taipei), Bae Yeon-ju (Korea)


Women's doubles

Gold: Nitya Krishinda Maheswari-Greysia Polii (Indonesia)

Silver: Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (Japan)

Bronze: Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei (Malaysia), Tian Qing-Zhao Yunlei (China)


Mixed doubles

Gold: Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei (China)

Silver: Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir (Indonesia)

Bronze: Praveen Jordan-Debby Susanto (Indonesia), Xu Chen-Ma Jin (China)


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