Pawar bows out of Canada Open

Vancouver: India`s campaign ended at the Canada Open Grand Prix badminton tournament as Anand Pawar crashed out of the men`s singles event after going down to Kuei Chun Shih of Chinese Taipei in a keenly contested pre-quarterfinal match, here.

The fourth seeded Indian fought well before losing 22-24 21-17 15-21 against his unseeded opponent in a match that lasted an hour, here last night.

Having played a dominating role in the first two games, Pawar simply lost steam in the third and deciding game to lose out on a quarterfinal berth in the tournament.

Another Indian, Arvind Bhat, had already bowed out of the competition after losing his first round match in the men`s singles.