Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap continued his giant-killing spree, stunning World No.9 Tian Houwei 21-19, 21-18 in the pre-quarters of the French Open Super Series while Saina Nehwal also advanced to the quarterfinals at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin here.
Indian shuttlers continued to surge ahead in the ongoing French Open Super Series underway here as Saina Nehwal made it to the women's singles third round while Ashwini Ponappa also won her second-round match with mixed doubles partner Vladimir Ivanov, here.
In what came as a shock for the Indian fans, star shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap fell by the wayside as the two lost their respective women's and men's singles matches to bow out of the 17th Asian Games here on Friday.
Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal sailed into the quarterfinals with a comfortable straight-game win after P Kashyap advanced to the pre-quarters, but there was heartbreak for P V Sindhu in the 17th Asian Games here on Thursday.
Rower Dushyant Chauhan was the lone bright spot after the shooters drew a blank as India managed just one bronze medal to slip to the 14th position in overall standings on the fifth day of competitions in the 17th Asian Games here on Wednesday.
India made a resounding start in the individual badminton event of the 17th Asian Games with ace shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu sailing into the second round of women's singles competition here Wednesday.
Indian shooters were on target for the second successive day as they delivered a bronze in the men's 10m air pistol team event, while shuttlers bagged another medal of same hue in the women's team competition in the 17th Asian Games here on Sunday.