Relive the action from the third day of the badminton world championships on August 24, 2022, in Tokyo, Japan.
On Wednesday, August 24, the men’s singles world champion Loh Kean Yew and gold medalist Lakshya Sen safely advanced to the quarterfinals of the 27th BWF World Championships in badminton.
At the Tokyo Metropolitan Gym, Olympic champion Chen Yu Fei through to the women’s singles quarterfinals, but Momota Kento of Japan, the men’s singles second seed, was shockingly defeated by India’s HS Prannoy.
You may follow the live updates that Olympics.com provided from the Japanese capital below.
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Selected scores at 21:52
The day’s last game is won by Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet.
Guo Xin Wa and Zhang Shu Xian from China were defeated by Hong Kong’s No. 6 seeds 21-16, 21-11 thanks to their strength and composure.
Here are the outcomes of the day’s major matches till we return bright and early tomorrow:
(MAL) Lee Zii Jia 21-9, 21-13 Roberto Atilano (POR)
(IND) Lakshya Sen 21-17, 21-10 Pedro Luis Enrique (ESP)
11-21, 21-12, and 21-12 Loh Kean Yew (SGP) McLeod Cordon (GTM)
Soniia Cheah defeats Chen Yu Fei (CHN) 21-17, 21-15. (MAL)
Momota Kento (JPN) defeated HS Prannoy 21-17, 21-16. (IND)
(TPE) Tai Tzu Ying 21-9, 21-12 Repsika Martina (SVK)
William Villeger (FRA) defeated Fabien Delrue 21-17, 21-12. Yugo Kobayashi and Hoki Takuro (JPN)
Benyapa Aimsaard and Nuntakarn Aimsaard (JPN) defeated Nagahara Wakana and Matsumoto Mayu (JPN) 21-17, 21-18. (THA)
21:45 – Just too excellent, Tai Tzu Ying
The female singles No. 2 seed from Chinese Taipei dominated Slovakia’s Martina Repsika to win 21-9, 21-12, demonstrating why she deserves her position.
Tomorrow’s third round will see Tai taking against Thi Trang Vu of Vietnam.
Momota Kento: 21:00 “Maybe I was winning championships too easily when I was younger. I nearly assumed that I would triumph.”
After his defeat, Momota told Olympics.com, “It’s over – just like that.”
“I played a little more cautiously since I was a little anxious before the match. I lost the game inside the game, but more importantly, I made several poor mistakes throughout.
“As a symptom of mental fragility, I was frightened of making errors. When I ought to have taken the shots, I didn’t.
“I felt pretty confident going into this competition. But in the tournament, I just couldn’t maintain the form I had in practice. It makes me really angry.
“My opponent was not involved in today’s events. It was all me. I can do nothing except refocus and go on working. I was attempting to reposition his feet, but the more I struck the net, the more I failed. I was frightened to give up that one point since I wanted it so badly.
“I was overly cautious in my play.
“Maybe I was winning championships too easily when I was younger. I nearly assumed that I would triumph. Of course I want to triumph once again.