TOKYO, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) — Top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan defeated Olympic champion Chen Yufei to retain the ladies’s singles title on the World Badminton Championships right here on Sunday.
Yamaguchi gained the match 20-12, 10-21, 21-14 in a single hour and eight minutes.
Chen, searching for to turn into the primary participant from China to win the ladies’s singles title in 11 years, was overpowered within the third set, operating out of vitality after falling 8-1 behind.
The 24-year-old complained that “the strong downwind” affected her efficiency within the first and third units, including that the hopes of bringing China its first title after 11 years gave her a number of strain.
“I have been trying hard not to listen to the talking, but sometimes it’s everywhere,” she mentioned. “But I lost the match largely because she did better than me in those details.”
It is the fourth straight time that Chen has misplaced to Yamaguchi since 2020. The Japanese shuttler has crushed Chen 14 instances of their 22 conferences.
Although lacking the ladies’s singles title, China was nonetheless the largest winner on the championships, profitable two out of 5 titles.
Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong of China gained their third combined doubles world title by beating two-time runners-up Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino of Japan 21-13, 21-16.
Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan additionally landed their third gold medal within the ladies’s doubles occasion on the world championships because the Chinese duo beat South Korea’s Kim Soyeong and Kong Heeyong 22-20, 21-14.
In the lads’s singles closing, high seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark, the winner of the 2017 version, breezed previous Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn 21-5, 21-16 so as to add to his Tokyo Olympic title.
Malaysia’s Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik triumphed within the males’s doubles by defeating Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia 21-19, 21-14.