Bad day for Thailand, stars fall by wayside
Kunlavut Vitidsarn and Busanan Ongbamrungphan advanced to the quarter-finals of the BWF World Championships on Thursday at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Japan.
The 16th seed Kunlavut cruised past Kenta Nishimoto of Japan 21-13, 21-6 and will play eighth seed Loh Kean Yew of Malaysia in the last eight of the men’s singles event on Friday. Loh made it through after his 10th seed opponent Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong retired with an injury in the second game.
Women’s singles star Busanan, the 12th seeded, battled past veteran Indian Saina Nehwal…