Indian youth team beats Canada in Uber Cup 2024

Badminton News: The Indian women's badminton team began their Uber Cup campaign with a victory on Saturday, beating Canada 4-1 in their opening Group A match in Chengdu, China.

Even though India fielded a young team for this year's Uber Cup, India proved its mettle against Canada, displaying fighting spirit and immense talent.

The opening match featured a thrilling upset as 24-year-old Ashmita Caliha defeated former top 10 player Michelle Li of Canada in straight sets (26-24, 24-22).

Chaliha showed incredible composure, saving game points in both sets to secure a crucial victory for India.

WD1: Priya Konjengbam and Shruti Mishra with Catherine Choi and Jeslyn Chow: 12-21, 10-21

The momentum continued in the women's doubles category, with the domination of the young pair Priya Konjengbam/Shruti Mishra. They comfortably beat Catherine Choi and Jeslyn Chow 21-12, 21-10 in 27 minutes, increasing India's lead to 2-0.

WS2: Isharani Baruah against Wen Yu Zhang: 21-13, 21-12

In her next singles match, Isharani Baruah scored a convincing victory against her Canadian opponent Wen Yu Zhang 21-13, 21-12 in half an hour.

WD2: Simran Singhi and Ritika Thaker lost to Jackie Dent and Crystal Lai 19-21, 15-21

In the second doubles match, Simran Singhi/Ritika Thaker lost to Canadian duo Jackie Dent/Crystal Lai in straight sets (19-25, 15-21).

WS3: Anmol Kharb against Eliana Zhang 21-15,21-11

In the final singles match, India's Anmol Kharb beat Canada's Eliana Zhang 21-15, 21-11 in a match that lasted 33 minutes.

The impressive performance of the Indian team shows the depth of talent in the country's badminton scene.

The young players rose to the challenge in the absence of a star player like PV Sindhu, displaying excellent technique and unwavering determination.

Article Tag: India, Ashmita Chaliha, Uber Cup 2024

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