Japan Badminton Ace Okuhara Joins Momota In Early Exit
Muhammad Rameez 2 months ago Fri 30th July 2021 | 11:10 AM
Tokyo, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 30th Jul, 2021 ) :Japanese badminton ace Nozomi Okuhara said she hoped her country's younger generation could learn from her shortcomings, after she joined compatriot Kento Momota in making an early Olympic exit on Friday.
Women's singles number three seed Okuhara crashed out in the quarter-finals, losing 13-21, 21-13, 21-14 to Chinese number eight seed He Bingjiao.
"There is no common reason why there have been upsets, but we all have things we need to improve on," the 26-year-old said.
" Okuhara said she "came up short" against livewire He, letting the match slip away from her after winning the first game.
"It's a frustrating result," she said. "I've got a lot of emotions right now -- there's a sense of accomplishment that it's over, but I have to face up to the fact that this is my real level." China's He will play compatriot Chen Yufei in the semi-finals, after the number one seed beat South Korea's An Se-young 21-18, 21-19.
"I made some mistakes, but the important thing was to adjust during the match, and that's what I did," said Chen.
Chinese players are unbeaten in singles play so far at the Tokyo Games, with Shi Yuqi and defending champion Chen Long still alive in the men's competition.
"Everyone has been doing really well so far," said Chen.
"We've been trained well, and also since the pandemic, our country has provided us with systematic training."