Asian Games: Indian Women Shuttlers Assured of Historic Medal After 28 Years

While the men's team was knocked out, the Indian women assured the country of a medal in badminton at the Asian Games.

updated: September 20, 2014 20:59 IST
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Incheon: The Indian women's badminton team lived up to its potential to reach the semi-final at the Asian Games at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here Saturday. (Asian Games: Full Coverage)

The shuttlers first beat Macau 3-0 in the Round of 16 and then came up with a brilliant performance to oust a strong Thailand 3-2 in the quarter-finals. Reaching the last four, where they will take on South Korea Sunday, assured India of at least a bronze, their first in the discipline since 1986.

However, it was the end of the road for the men's team who lost their opening round match to hosts South Korea.

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