Japan and China Advance to Uber Cup Quarterfinals in Thành Đô

Leon To

Sat May 04 2024

Uber Cup 2024
Thành Đô

The Uber Cup 2024 tournament in Thành Đô, China witnessed an intense showdown between top teams Japan and China. As the group stage concluded, both teams secured their spots in the quarterfinals, setting the stage for thrilling badminton matches.

In the draw for the knockout stage, hosts China faced Denmark, while Japan, the 2018 champions, clashed with India in the same bracket. Defending champions South Korea squared off against Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals. The winners of these matches would meet Thailand or Indonesia in the next round.

On May 1st, Japan emerged victorious against Indonesia to claim the top spot in Group C. Despite a shaky start with Akane Yamaguchi's defeat, Japan rallied back with impressive performances. Aya Ohori and the doubles pair Rena Miyaura/Ayako Sakuramoto secured crucial wins, ensuring Japan's 3-2 victory over Indonesia.

Meanwhile, in Group B, Thailand continued their winning streak by overpowering Chinese Taipei 5-0. Despite the absence of Tai Tzu Ying, Thailand dominated the matches, with only Pai Yu Po of Chinese Taipei showing resistance in the third singles match. Malaysia also secured a win over Australia, while Hong Kong China defeated Uganda, positioning themselves for the next stage of the tournament.

The Uber Cup 2024 quarterfinals in Thành Đô showcased the competitive spirit and skill of top badminton teams. Japan and China's advancement sets the stage for exciting battles in the upcoming rounds, promising fans thrilling badminton action.