Istora GBK Senayan, Jakarta-INA First appearance : IV Asian Games (1962 Jakarta) Player's List : https://en.asiangames2018.id/athletes/sport/bd/page/1/ Participating Nations *Women's Team 1) Japan 2) China 3) Thailand 4) Korea 5) Indonesia 6) Chinese Taipei 7) India 8) Hong Kong China 9) Maldives 10) Pakistan 11) Nepal *Men's Team 1) China 2) Indonesia 3) Japan 4) Chinese Taipei 5) Malaysia 6) India 7) Korea 8) Thailand 9) Hong Kong China 10) Nepal 11) Maldives 12) Pakistan 13) Mongolia Jakarta Time : https://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wtzresult.php?CiID=4010&forma=Find Time 2014 Incheon Asian Games Team Event Medalists : Women's Team Gold - China Silver - Korea Bronze - Japan & India Men's Team Gold – Korea Silver – China Bronze – Chinese Taipei & Malaysia Team Event Drawing Mechanism & Seeding : https://www.badmintonasia.org/tourn...ent-calendars/asian-games-xviii/download/4565 DRAW : https://www.badmintonasia.org/tourn...ent-calendars/asian-games-xviii/download/4574 *SCHEDULE & RESULT : https://en.asiangames2018.id/schedule-results/sport/badminton/ 19 August : Round of 16 (starting time 09.00am) 20 August : Women's Team Quarterfinal (09.00am) ; Men's Team Quarterfinal (02.00pm) 21 August : Women's Team SEMIFINAL (12.00pm) ; Men's Team SEMIFINAL (06.00pm) 22 August : Women's Team FINAL (12.00pm) ; Men's Team FINAL (06.00pm) Badminton in Asian Games will present world class showcase as most of world’s best are Asian shuttlers who will eye seven gold medals in ten days competition, 19 to 28 August that taking place at the legendary venue Istora Senayan Jakarta. Team event will kick-off on Sunday where the top contenders of both events aren’t much different with Thomas-Uber Cup last May since badminton is still concentrated and popular in Asia. Top-four seedings get last sixteen bye and automatically through to quarterfinal. WOMEN’S TEAM Host Indonesia and Japan pocketed women’s team gold medal in first three edition Asian Games then China emerged as new badminton powerhouse to top podium ten times since 1974 Tehran Games. South Korea broke China unstoppable run for brief time in XIII Asiad at Hiroshima 1994. Uber Cup failure certainly boost defending champion China to redeem their shocking semifinal outing in Bangkok and rectify uninspiring feat to extend glory in Jakarta but strongest contender Japan is on high confidence to regain third gold medal in Asian Games arena since their last successful in 1970 Bangkok Games. Uber Cup runner-up Thailand, silver medalist in last two editions Korea and Indonesia will defy the odds to twist the plot and reject CHN-JPN final showdown. MEN’S TEAM China who lifted the prestigious men’s team supremacy last May will be the favourite to reclaim gold medal. The closest rivals will coming from Japan and host Indonesia, both teams have possible chance to spoil the party. Darkhorses India and Chinese Taipei could balance those frontrunners and may spring the surprise while Malaysia who bagged bronze medal at Incheon 2014 will rely on Liew Daren to spearhead his team in the missing of Lee Chong Wei duty due to respiratory illness. Title-holder South Korea who knocked out top-seed China sensationally, 3-2 in quite controversial final match four years ago have an uphill task to repeat their victory in Istora Senayan considering weak line-up in the crisis to groom new talents. Badminton giants China and Indonesia are the most successful nation to capture Asian Games men’s team gold medal five times each followed by South Korea who incidentally grabbed gold three times at home soil (1986, 2002, 2014). Thailand stole the limelight in 1966 edition in their homeground. DAY-1 (Sunday, 19th August) Match Highlights *Men's Team Round of 16 : https://en.asiangames2018.id/sport/badminton/event/badminton-men-team/ - MAS v JPN (09.00am) : https://en.asiangames2018.id/sport/badminton/event/badminton-men-team/match/bdm400406/ A tricky opening opponent for more-favoured team Japan, newly-crowned World Champion Kento Momota will face the resurgent Liew Daren, rematch of world meet semifinal in Nanjing couple of weeks ago. Fully fit Daren will try his luck to challenge the confident man Momota. Malaysia will banking on their doubles department to upset Japan higher-ranked pair also second singles Lee Zii Jia against Kenta Nishimoto. - KOR v THA (02.00pm) : https://en.asiangames2018.id/sport/badminton/event/badminton-men-team/match/bdm400405/ It seems bleak outlook for Korea men's team squad as they practically rely on young and inexperienced names leaving Son Wan Ho is the only player left from Incheon winning team four years ago. No impossible prospect for rising team Thailand to defeat title-holder tomorrow but the average and unheralded team Korea aren't pushover, they often trouble any teams in many occasions. *Women's Team R/16 : https://en.asiangames2018.id/sport/badminton/event/badminton-women-team/ - HKG v INA (02.00pm) : https://en.asiangames2018.id/sport/badminton/event/badminton-women-team/match/bdw400404/ An important test for home team to progress, Hong Kong has pretty good line-up in singles department, Cheung Ngan Yi-Yip Pui Yin will take on Gregoria Mariska-Fitriani while Indonesia has advantage to scoop two points through reliable doubles pairs.