They weren’t in Group 1 but Michelle Li and Carolina Marin’s Group 2 late-night blockbuster proved the match of the tournament in the recent Vivo BWF Sudirman Cup.
China’s tenth Sudirman Cup title came in authoritative fashion over Japan in front of a full-house home crowd in Dongguan today.
Nozomi Okuhara’s magnificent fightback against Sung Ji Hyun propelled Japan to their historic first appearance in a Sudirman Cup final.
Innovation; the importance of keeping badminton “clean”; inclusion in the Paralympic Games and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games were among highlights of the President’s Review at the 76th BWF Annual General Meeting today.
China’s all-round strength proved too hard for Indonesia to crack as the home favourites breezed into the Vivo BWF Sudirman Cup final today.
Badminton stalwarts Wang Wenjiao and Dr. Puzant Kassabian were the toast of their peers last evening in a gala ceremony ahead of the Badminton World Federation’s Annual General Meeting today in Dongguan, China.
Hong Kong recovered from an early setback against Netherlands to be crowned Group 2 champions at the Vivo BWF Sudirman Cup yesterday.
Under-strength Denmark were within a whisker of upsetting title favourites Japan but faltered at the very end in the quarter-finals of the Vivo BWF Sudirman Cup today.
The BWF World Junior Championships will be held in three different continental confederations over the next three years with the awarding of the 2016 and 2017 tournaments to Bilbao, Spain, and Yogyakarta, Indonesia, yesterday.
Korea avenged their group defeat to Malaysia, while China once again eased past Germany in the quarter-finals of the Vivo BWF Sudirman Cup today.
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