|Japanese team. — Photo zing.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Japanese team won the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships 2017, beating the South Korea team 3-0 at the Nguyễn Du Gymnasium in HCM City on Sunday.
In the first battle of the men’s doubles, Japanese Keigo Sonoda and Takeshi Kamura easily won against South Koreans Kim Gi Jung and Yoo Yeon Seong 2-0 (21-15, 21-16).
In the women’s singles, Japanese Akane Yamaguchi, world No. 6, beat Ji Hyun 2-0 (22-20, 23-21). In the third battle of the men’s singles between Kenta Nishimoto and Joeon Hyeok Jin, the former, who is world No. 12, beat the South Korean player 21-13, 21-16.
Previously, the Japanese team defeated the Chinese team 3-0 to enter the final round, while South Korea beat Thailand 3-1. Việt Nam were defeated by Thailand and Japan in the qualification round. The championships attracted the participation of players from 13 nations, including big names China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand and India, whose athletes are part of the world’s top 10 and 20 rankings. — VNS