Badminton Asia posts distorted map of India on site leaving out major part of Jammu and Kashmir

Badminton Asia posts distorted map of India on site leaving out major part of Jammu and Kashmir

Fans are upset over a post where Badminton Asia put a map of India on their website without including all of Jammu and Kashmir

Other countries’ erroneous borders were also depicted on the map.

Badminton Asia posts distorted map of India on its site leaving out major part of Jammu and Kashmir 

Badminton Asia, which arranged the Badminton Asia Championships 2024 in Shah Alam, Malaysia, is in hot water after reportedly tweeting a picture of an Asia map that shows erroneous national borders. An East Asian, West Asian, Central Asian, and South Asian badminton nation map was released by the Asian badminton sports regulatory body.

Nevertheless, it is critical to note that this map included only a portion of Jammu and Kashmir as part of India; Aksai Chin was included in China’s depiction. Moreover, the map of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan that was displayed was improperly bound. The Indian populace is extremely outraged and has paid close attention to this map distortion.

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Watch out for the reactions below.

The public’s response to this misinformation was immediate and outspoken. Sports enthusiasts and fans have voiced their dissatisfaction and worries about this matter. This dispute calls into question the moral obligations of international sports organizations to fairly and honestly represent their countries.

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In India, badminton has been a bright spot for the sport aside from this controversy. The Indian women’s team defeated Thailand 3-2 in the championship match to win a historic gold medal earlier in February. The squad, which included the youthful prodigy Anmol Kharb and two-time Olympic champion PV Sindhu, put on amazing displays to mark this victory. It was the first gold medal won by an Indian woman in the history of the Badminton Asia Team Championships.

Anmol Kharb eyes Olympic 2028 following victory at the Asian Badminton Team Championships

The 17-year-old, who shone in India’s squad that won the gold medal at the Asian Badminton Team Championships, stated that her goal is to stand on the Olympic stage in 2028. After India and Thailand were level 2-2 in the final, World No. 45 Pornpicha Choeikeewong was defeated by Anmol with a score of 21-14, 21-9 to secure a resounding triumph. She received a hearty high five from national coach Pullela Gopi Chand, and her teammates applauded as they lifted her.

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At the Asian Championships, this was Anmol’s third straight victory over opponents with better rankings. She had earlier defeated World No. 149 from China, Wu Luo Yu, 22-20, 14-21, 21-18 in the group round, and by defeating World No. 29 Natsuki Nidaira, she had been instrumental in India’s semifinal victory over Japan. In their respective ties, these two triumphs were significant.

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