Badminton Asia Team Championships 2024: Indian women make it to Finals

The India women’s team made history on Saturday by defeating Japan 3-2 in the semi-final thanks to goals from young players Ashmita Chaliha and Anmol Kharb. The women’s team has advanced to the Badminton Asia Team Championships, continental team tournament finals for the first time.

On Friday in Selangor, Malaysia, the women of India made history by defeating the Japanese team 3-2 and making it to the Badminton Asia Team Championship final for the first time.

India’s women secured their first-ever medal in the continental team championships after they annihilated Hong Kong. India will have the opportunity to compete for gold in the final on Sunday following their victory over Japan.

On Saturday in Selangor, India carried on their incredible run thanks to their youthful talent.

The 16-year-old national champion Anmol was once again expected to win the decisive match. She performed admirably in a similar challenge during the group stage match against China, but the pressure of the semifinal was visible as both teams were supporting their respective teammates from the sidelines.

In 52 minutes, Anmol, ranked 472nd in the world, defeated Natsuki Nidaira, ranked 29th, 21-14, 21-18.

Anmol was playing with confidence and assurance, and head coach Pullela Gopichand was beaming.

In the second game, Anmol was down 1-4, but she seized control right away and didn’t let her opponent, who was ranked higher, get back into the match, not even at the change of ends.

The players for the women’s team celebrated the historic win by rushing onto the court and giving Anmol an embrace.

Thailand and India will compete in the women’s event final at BATC 2024. On Saturday, Thailand emerged victorious over Indonesia 3-1 in the other semifinal.

Though, the defeat of PV Sindhu in opening match disheartened the audience but with the chain of winning regained their happiness led to the hope of Gold for India.

India will have match with Thailand in the final at Badminton Asia Team Championships 2024.

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