In the quarter-finals of the badminton women's singles, Nozomi Okuhara, the bronze medal of the previous tournament, was defeated by He Bingjiao of China, who ranked 9th in the world, and did not win the medal for the second consecutive tournament.
Okuhara won the bronze medal, the first Japanese player to win a medal in this event at the previous Rio de Janeiro Games, and was aiming for a gold medal at this event.
In the first game, I took advantage of my light footwork, picked up the opponent's ball tenaciously, grasped the pace, and took it 21 to 13.
However, when the second game was pushed by the opponent's bang and was taken 13 to 21, the third game, which took the game, took the lead of 4 points in the early stage, but suffered from the opponent's angled smash from the middle stage, At the end, I lost power and lost 14 to 21, and lost with a game count of 1 to 2.
Okuhara did not reach the medal for the second consecutive tournament.
The Japanese badminton players in this tournament have been defeated one after another, and the remaining Japanese players are a pair of mixed doubles players Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino, and women's singles Akane Yamaguchi.
Nozomi Okuhara "The answer to what has come is over"
After the match, Okuhara said, "I'm sorry, but I've finished answering what I've been doing for five years. There have been good and bad things for the last five years, but I'm happy with the support of many people. I think it was. I couldn't report a good result, but I'd be happy if Nozomi Okuhara had reached the end of the play. It was difficult to enjoy the Olympic stage, but I would like to take another step forward. " Said with tears.