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Taiwan's badminton ace eliminated from Badminton Asia

2019/04/27 20:56:50

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Taipei, April 27 (CNA) Taiwan's badminton ace Chou Tien-chen (周天成) was knocked out of the semifinals of the men's singles at the Badminton Asia Championships in China on Saturday.

Chou, ranked fifth in the world, battled against World No. 2 Shi Yuqi of China but lost in two straight games 20-22, 18-21 in a match that lasted just 46 minutes.

It was Chou's fifth loss against Shi in their seven encounters to date.

Shi will next face Kento Momota of Japan in a battle for the men's singles title on Sunday.

The 2019 Badminton Asia Championships, which concludes on April 28 in Wuhan, carries a purse of US$400,000.

(By Chu Hsiang-ping and Ko Lin)