Badminton: S’pore’s Gu Juan crashes out

Gu Juan's Olympic journey comes to an end after losing in straight sets in the round of 16 (Getty)Gu Juan's Olympic journey comes to an end after losing in straight sets in the round of 16 (Getty)

Singapore's Gu Juan's Olympic journey has come to an end after she lost in straight sets to Chinese Taipei's Cheng Shao-chieh Wednesday in the round of 16 match on Wednesday.

Gu fought hard against the world No. 11 but eventually lost the first set 18-21.

Cheng stepped up a gear against Gu in the second set, winning it easily by 21-10.

With her defeat, the world No. 17 Gu followed Singapore's top male shuttler Derek Wong and women's doubles pair Shinta Mulia Sari and Yao Lei through the exit door.