Olympics badminton: Jwala-Diju suffer second straight defeatJuly 29th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) India’s Jwala Gutta and V. Diju jeopardised their chances of making the knockout round in the badminton mixed doubles event at the London Olympics after suffering a second successive defeat here Sunday.
The Indians, who were beaten by third-seeded Indonesian pair in the first match Saturday, Sunday morning to Denmark’s Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Rytter Juhl in straight games, 12-21, 16-21, in a Group C match at the Wembley Arena.
The World No.13 duo were no match for their eighth-ranked opponents in the first game, losing it in 13 minutes. They put up a better show in the second but it wasn’t enough to trouble the Danes.
Jwala-Diju play South Korea’s Jung Eun Ha and Yong Dae Lee in their must win final group game Tuesday.
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