Ratchanok breezes past Sri Lanka's Jayasinghe
Debutant Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand routed Thilini Jayasinghe of Sri Lanka 21-13 21-5 in the women's singles badminton competition yesterday.
The two-time world junior champion took just 21 minutes to defeat her hapless Sri Lankan opponent in the Group M match. The 17-year-old player will next take on Telma Santos of Portugal at 8pm Bangkok time tonight in her second preliminary round match. Four other Thais were scheduled to take to the court later yesterday. Thai ace Boonsak Polsana was handed the toughest assignment, taking on world No 3 Chen Long of China in the two-member Group E. The winner goes to the next round.
Elsewhere the inform Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thoungthongkam were to face Taiwanese Huang Ling Chen and Wen Hsing Cheng in the mixed doubles Group D match.
After an opening 21-11 21-16 victory over Indonesians Mohammad Ahsan and Bona Septano on Saturday night, the men's doubles team of Bodin Isara and Jongjit Maneepong were to play their second match against South Korea's Sung Hyun and Yeom Seong Yoo.
In shooting, Tanyaporn Prucksakorn failed to book a place in the women's air pistol final after a 383 in the preliminary competition. Countrywoman Naphaswan Yangpaiboon shot 370 for 40th position.