Korea: Malaysian ended their journey at the Badminton Asia Championships on Friday when Low Juan Shen/Nelson Heg Wei Keat went down to Shi Longfei/Chen Zhuofu of China 21-18, 21-13; while Anscelly Amelia Alicia/Soong Fie Cho faltered against Indian pair Ashwini Ponnappa/Jwata Gutta 21-12, 21-12.
In the men’s singles, Lin Dan took 34 minutes to defeat Wei Nan of Hong Kong 21-10, 21-7 to cruise into the semi-finals of the men’s singles at the Badminton Asia Championships.
The world No. 83 has yet to drop a set in South Korea will play his compatriot Liu Kai in Saturday’s semi-final.
Sho Sasaki of Japan will play South Korea’s Hwang Jong-Soo in the other semi-finals matchup.
In the women’s singles semi-final, top-seed Wang Shixian of China will take on P. V. Sindhu of India on Saturday.
South Korean’s fourth seed, Sung Ji-Hyun, reached the last four by beating Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei 16-21, 21-13, 21-18. She will play Sayaka Takahashi of Japan who knocked out Kim Hyo-Min of South Korea 21-13, 21-18 in the quarter final.
Below is complete quarter final results of Badminton Asia Championships:
Men’s singles quarter-finals:
Lin Dan (CHN) bt Wei Nan (HKG) 21-10, 21-7
Sho Sasaki (JPN) bt Song Xue (CHN) 16-21, 21-11, 21-19
Liu Kai (CHN) bt R. M. V. Gurusaidutt (IND) 22-24, 21-9, 21-13
Hwang Jong-Soo (KOR) bt Hsu Jen Hao (TPE) 21-14, 21-19
Men’s doubles quarter-finals:
Jongjit Maneepong/Puangpuapech Nipitphon (THA) bt Triyachart Chayut/Danny Bawa Chrisnanta (SIN) 21-14, 21-14
Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen (CHN) bt Hirokatsu Hashimoto/Noriyasu Hirata (JPN) 21-19, 23-21
Shi Longfei/Chen Zhuofu (CHN) bt Low Juan Shen/Heg Nelson Wei Keat (MAS) 21-18, 21-13
Shin Baek-Cheol/Yoo Yeon-Seong (KOR) bt Keigo Sonoda /Takeshi Kamura (JPN) 21-17, 21-14
Women’s singles quarter-finals:
Sung Ji-Hyun (KOR) bt Tai Tzu Ying (TPE) 16-21, 21-13, 21-18
Sayaka Takahashi (JPN) bt Kim Hyo-Min (KOR) 21-13, 21-18
Wang Shixian (CHN) bt Lee Jang-Mi (KOR) 21-16, 21-19
P. V. Sindhu (IND) bt Ongbumrungpan Busanan (THA) 14-21, 21-13, 21-10
Women’s doubles quarter-finals:
Zhong Qianxin/Huan Xia (CHN) bt Ko A-Ra/Yoo Hae-Won (KOR) 22-20, 23-21
Luo Ying/Luo Yu (CHN) bt Chan Tsz Ka/Tse Ying Suet (HKG) 21-15, 21-10
Kim Ha-Na/Jung Kyung-Eun (KOR) bt Ou Dongni/Xiong Mengjing (CHN) 21-9, 19-21, 21-17
Ponnappa Ashwini/Gutta Jwata (IND) bt Anscelly Amelia Alicia/Soong Fie Cho (MAS) 21-12, 21-12
Mixed doubles quarter-finals:
Prapakamol Sudket/Thoungthongkam Saralee (THA) bt Yoo Yeon-Seong/Eom Hye-Won(KOR) 13-21, 21-14, 24-22
Zhang Wen/Huan Xia (CHN) bt Chen Hung Ling/Cheng Wen Hsing (TPE) 18-21, 21-12, 21-17
Shin Baek-Cheol/Jang Ye-Na (KOR) bt Chan Yun Lung/Tse Ying Suet (HKG) 21-14, 21-14
Lee Chun Hei/Chau Hoi Wah (HKG) bt Choi Sol-Kyu/Chae Yoo-Jung (KOR) 21-18, 11-21, 21-13