The Men’s Team quarterfinals delivered thrilling clashes at Binjiang Gymnasium at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, with Korea, China and Japan prevailing 3-1 over Indonesia, Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong China respectively.
Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting made an initial mark, but Korea’s reigning world champions Seo Seung Jae and Kang Min Hyuk rallied back to defeat world No.1s Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto in a tense three-game match. The surprise of the day came when Lee Yun Gyu defeated Jonatan Christie 21-15 21-16. Men’s pair Kim Won Ho/Na Sung Seung sealed Indonesia’s fate with a straight games victory over Daniel Marthin/Leo Rolly Carnando.
China’s dominance in the Men’s Team continued with their victory over Chinese Taipei setting up a clash with Japan in the next round.
Japan, after facing stiff competition from Hong Kong China, emerged victorious.
In the Women’s Team, home favouritesbChina soared to a resounding 3-0 victory over Indonesia, igniting the crowd’s jubilation. Their formidable performance also set up a semifinal clash with Japan, who overcame a resilient Chinese Taipei squad 3-1.
Thailand meanwhile, showcased their prowess by overcoming India 3-0 in a gripping contest.
Busanan Ongbamrungphan, returning from a lengthy injury hiatus, sealed the pivotal victory over Ashmita Chaliha 21-9 21-16 in 44 minutes. Her triumphant comeback fuelled Thai hopes as they advanced to face Korea, who dispatched Maldives with a commanding 3-0 victory of their own.