Badminton British Open Hope Okuhara advances to semifinals March 14 7:19
In the badminton British Open and women's singles quarterfinals, Noboru Okuhara defeated the sixth-ranked Indian player in the world rankings with a 2: 1 game count to advance to the semifinals.
On the 13th, the badminton's British Open in Birmingham, England, will be held in the quarterfinals of various events, and in women's singles, Okuhara, who is sure to be a representative of the Tokyo Olympics, is a silver medalist at the Rio de Janeiro Games, I played against Buisindu Psulla of India in sixth place.
Psulla defeated Okuhara in the finals of the World Championships last year, and is the opponent for Okuhara, losing 7-9 in the past.
Okuhara suffered a shot that took advantage of the opponent's height of 1 meter and 79 cm tall from the start, and lost the first game 12 to 21.
However, in the second game, Okuhara was a good play style, with the goal of politely aiming for the course.
In the final third game, the team won 21 to 13 without losing initiative until the end, for example, taking four consecutive points twice.
Okuhara "One win that leads to confidence"
Okuhara, who had won the quarterfinals, said, "I've been working hard because I thought I had to change something after losing to Psalar in the finals of the World Championship. I think it was one win. "
Yamaguchi will not advance to the semifinals
Akane Yamaguchi lost straight to the gold medalist at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and did not advance to the semifinals.
Yamaguchi, who is third in the world rankings and who is sure to be the representative of the Tokyo Olympics, played against Carolina Marin of Spain as a gold medalist at the Rio de Janeiro Games. Yamaguchi dropped the first game by 15 to 21 due to the difficult development pushed by Marin's powerful shot from the start.
In the second game, Yamaguchi was swayed by various shots that were divided into front and rear and left and right by Marine, and he was sticky with his unique footwork, but he could not take the initiative until the end and dropped 12 to 21.
Yamaguchi lost straight with a game count of 0-2, and did not advance to the semifinals.