Rio Olympics 2016: Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa loses (Badminton)

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

The Indian Women’s Doubles duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa suffered a third consecutive loss at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Saturday., this time at the hands of the Thailand pairing of Puttita Supajirakul/Sapsiree Taerattanachai.

The opening game saw the Indian duo begin on a positive note, as they took a 10-5 lead before losing 6 out of the next 11 points to go down 10-11 at the break. After the interval, Gutta and Ponnappa got off to a good start, winning 5 out of the next 6 points but like it was the case before the break, lost a straight of points again, losing 9 out of the next 11 points to go down 21-17.

The second game began on a poor note for the Indian pair, as they went 0-5 early on and never rally recovered after that, as the Thai duo romped home tp 15-21 second game win to end their campaign on a winning note.

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