London: Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa lost their opening group match to the Japanese duo of Mizuki Fujii and Reika Kakiiwa at the London Olympics badminton tournament here on Saturday.
The Indian pair was thrashed 16-21, 18-21 in 45 minutes in their Group B match being played at the Wembley Arena. Jwala and Ashwini had won the World Championship bronze at the same venue here last year.
Jwala and Ashwini will need to win their next two group matches to qualify for the knockouts.
Jwala said the first match is always a tough match....more
09:19 PM, Jul 28, 2012