Lee Chong Wei ends Kashyap's run at Olympics

Kashyap lost his quarterfinal match against World No.2 and top seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia 19-21, 11-21 in 47 minutes in a spirited show. Lee is a silver medallist at the 2008 Beijing Games.

The unheralded Kashyap, who has impressed many with his great run in the competition, led his fancied opponent for most part of the opening game but ultimately submitted to the Malaysian's vast experience. Up 1-0, Wei took the second game and match comfortably.

Kashyap tries salvaging a point. Reuters

Kashyap was on the defensive for most part of the match, and even though it worked at the start, Lee never looked like losing.

The imposing Malaysian used his height and smashing skills to score vital points even though Kashyap frustrated him for long spells.

Kashyap may have gone out in the last eight, but he has certainly exceeded expectations of the nation.

With input from Agencies


Updated Date: Aug 03, 2012 01:06 AM

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