India’s Sankar Muthusamy misplaced the ultimate of the boys’s singles competitors on the BWF Junior World Championship in opposition to Kuo KL of Chinese language Taipei in straight video games 14-21, 20-22. The Indian seemed off-color on the day however nonetheless did effectively sufficient within the championship to accept a silver.
That is solely the second time any Indian male shuttler has made it to the ultimate of the occasion, after Lakshya Sen in 2018. Sankar was gradual off the blocks and performed a catch-up sport all through the match. Though there have been occasions within the match when he might have made a comeback, however his defensive play didn’t enable that.
Within the first video games, there was some extent when the scores have been leveled at 13-13, however from there on the Taipei boy stole the present, and scored eight factors in succession. Come the second sport, Sankar was low on confidence and it confirmed in his unforced errors. There was some extent the place he was trailing 14-20, however miraculously drew degree at 20-20. However submit that, he couldn’t deal with the match, and misplaced the subsequent two factors.
In the meantime, within the ladies’s competitors, the likes of Anupama Upadhyaya and Unnati Hooda, who have been anticipated to win medals, returned empty-handed.
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