XVIII ASIAN GAMES 2018 : Team Event - R/16 to Final (19-22 August)

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  1. CLELY

    CLELY Regular Member

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    Yup, a good fight but no luck factor despite played at homeground and witnessed by President Joko Widodo.
    INA men's team lost to better squad, 1-3 in dramatic fashion, started by Anthony Ginting who suffered cramp, he's stretched to experience marathon match, 92 minutes of play against world number two Shi Yuqi. Ginting wasted golden opportunity when he couldn't close the tie, 20-18 at second game. Chinese player superb fitness won two crucial singles matches as Jonatan Christie also couldn't endure long rallies and committed mistakes, indecisive at critical moment against Chen Long, 14-17 then 21-18 to bring team China led 2-1. The winner is clear here as China fields Lin Dan as third MS no matter if INA could level the tie 2-2.

    Earlier in the women's team final, it's written at the wall Uber Cup champion Japan showed their credential, knocked out China, 3-1. Their women's doubles looks above the class over the Chinese. Chen Yufei sparked glimmer of hope to eliminate Akane Yamaguchi but Japan bounced back through Fukushima/Hirota. Then crucial match for both teams arrived, He Bingjiao lost three games to Nozomi Okuhara, thanks to former World Champion tenacity, stamina and agility. China gold medal campaign was practically ended as very slim chance for Huang DP/Zheng Y to upset Matsutomo/Takahashi in fourth match.
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