China call the shots in open events too

India’s medal hopes went up in smoke when Ganasekaran Sathiyan and Mallika Bhandarkar failed to the cross the quarter-final hurdles in their respective categories.

In the Junior boys’ final, Korean Kim Min Soek rallied from to defeat world number eight Yan An of Chine. 5-11, 12-14, 8-11, 11-5, 11-1, 17-15, 15-13.

World number five in junior ranking, Cao Lisi defeated Xue Siyu 4-3 in an all Chinese final to take away the girls’ title.

World number one in his age group, Yin Hang of China won the cadet boys singles title, beating Asuka Machi of Japan 4-2, while another world number one Korean Yang Ha Eun defeated Maeda Miyu of Japan in identical scoreline to clinch the cadet girls singles crown.
Chinese pair Yan An and Li Muqiao drubbed Korean duo of Soek and Seo Jung Hwa 3-0 in junior boys’ doubles, while Morizono Misaki and Tanioka Ayuka of Japan defeated Chinese Che Xiaoxi and Xue Siyu 3-1 in the junior girls doubles.

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