China too powerful for Maldives at Asian Games women’s badminton

JAKARTA, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) — China wasted less than an hour to stride into the semi-finals of women’s badminton team event following their 3-0 victory over Maldives at the 18th Asian Games here on Monday.

In a one-sided duel between both team’s top singles players, Chen Yufei took charge from the outset against Fathimath Razzaq to an 11-1 lead, before taking away the first game 21-2.

Chen also felt little resistance from her opponent in the second game, where she triumphed 21-3 in eight minutes.

World Championships bronze medalist He Bingjiao was also untroubled by Aminath Moosa en route to her 21-6, 21-3 win in 21 minutes.

Like two of her teammates, China’s third singles option Gao Fangjie was hardly challenged as she raced to 21-5, 21-9 to seal China’s win.

China will meet the winner between Chinese Taipei and Thailand in women’s semi-finals at the tournament.

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