Dechapol Puavaranurkoh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai
Dechapol Puavaranurkoh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai

Thai hopes end

sports April 27, 2018 20:15

By The Nation

Thai doubles hopefuls were eliminated from the Asian Championships |badminton tournament in Wuhan on yesterday.



In the mixed doubles quarter-finals, last year’s runners-up Dechapol Puavaranurkoh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai went down to China’s Zhang Nan and Li Yinhui 16-21 16-21 in 38 minutes.

In the women’s doubles quarter-finals, seventh-seeded Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai fell to Japan’s Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirato 19-21 13-21.

All national players including world No 4 Ratchanok Intanon will take a long break to prepare for the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup due in Bangkok from May 20-27.