India opened their badminton campaign at the Asian Games on Sunday in the Men’s Team event. Kidambi Srikanth paired up with HS Prannoy to lead the India contingent in the men’s team event against the Maldives on Sunday in their opening game. India is touted to be one of the favourites to lift the gold in the mixed team event in badminton and had a strong start early as they picked up a perfect win to cement their confidence.
India beat Maldives 3-0 in Men’s team badminton. What a performance by India!
Nepal defeats Pakistan 3-1 in Men’s Team Round of 16. Malaysia suffered 3-0 defeat at the hands of Japan in Men’s Team Round of 16. Pakistan Women’s suffer 0-3 loss against Chinese Taipei. Maldives Women suffer 3-2 against Nepal.
Asian Games 2018 Highlights: PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will look to break new grounds as they spearhead India’s charge for an elusive gold at the 18th Asian Games badminton event which begins with the team competitions in Jakarta from Sunday. India ended a 28-year-old medal drought when the women’s team, led by Saina Nehwal and Sindhu, clinched its maiden bronze medal at the 2014 edition at Incheon, South Korea. Before that, it was the men’s team, comprising Prakash Padukone and Vimal Kumar, who had claimed a bronze in the 1986 edition.
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