A World Championships that began under the shadow of prominent withdrawals ended with glorious milestones being set.
China's Zhao Yunlei replicated her London Olympics performance with two titles at the Li-Ning BWF World Championships.
Carolina Marin authored one of the most significant results in badminton history, beating favourite Li Xuerui in the Women's Singles final to become Spain's first-ever World champion.
Semi-finals day ended in despair for the hosts as their representatives in three events failed to cross the penultimate hurdle. Here are some visuals of yesterday’s action.
Carolina Marin, who had to persuade boys to hit with her so she could improve, became the first Spaniard to reach a World Championship final, beating up-and-coming Indian, PV Sindhu, in a taut, emotionally draining semi-final tonight.
World No.1 Lee Chong Wei produced his best performance of the week today to be a step away from the elusive Men’s Singles World Championship that would further enhance his already legendary status.
Traditional powerhouses China, Korea and Denmark continued to dominate the Li-Ning BWF World Championships but there were a couple of unexpected semi-finalists. Here are some snapshots of the action.
Carolina Marin, the 21-year-old left-hander from Spain, and Danish 20-year-old, Viktor Axelsen, announced themselves on badminton’s big stage tonight, securing World Championship medals for their countries.
PV Sindhu – she of the barnstorming attack – upset the seedings for the second successive day and year, crashing the potential all-China finale to reach the Li-Ning BWF World Championships semi-finals today.
Several favoured players, including Men’s Singles third seed Jan O Jorgensen, stumbled at the Li-Ning BWF World Championships yesterday. Here are some images of the day's action.
With TIAN Qing
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