The Badminton World Championships took place in Glasgow between August 21-27 2017. There was plenty of drama and some fabulous Badminton played. With the world’s top players on show it was a pretty exciting tournament. So let’s take a look at the 2017 winners.
Badminton World Championships Winners
Starting off with the men’s singles which saw the final contested by two of the games top players in Lin Dan of China and Viktor Axelsen from Denmark. The Dane won in straight games 22-20, 21-16 in match lasting under an hour, 54 minutes to be precise. The result meant the Viktor Axelsen became Europe first World Champion in 20 years.
That win also means Viktor Axelsen moves up to second place in the men’s singles world rankings whilst Lin Dan drops to number four.
Axelsen said “This is so important, it’s one of my biggest dreams come true, it’s just unbelievable”
Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara took on India’s Pusarla V. Sindhu in a final which set a new record for the longest match. It finally concluded after one hour fifty minutes with Nozomi Okuhara ending victorious 19-21, 22-20, 20-22.
Okuhara moves up in the world rankings to ninth whilst P V Sindhu remains in fourth. Okuhara said “I knew it would be part of her strategy to have a very hard smash, so I had to do very well with my defence”.
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On to the doubles and starting with the men’s doubles, the final was between Liu Cheng and Zhang Nan of China versus Mohammad Ahsan and Rian Agung Saputro of Indonesia. The game was won by the Chinese pair 21-10, 21-17 in a game lasting thirty seven minutes.
In the women’s doubles it was a clash between China and Japan as Chen Qingchen & Jia Yifan (China) and Yuki Fukushima & Sayaka Hirota (Japan) met in the final. It took three games to resolve this one with the Chinese pair coming out on top. The match ended 21-18, 17-21, 21-15 lasting one hour twenty three minutes.
Chen Qingchen & Jia Yifan move up to number two in the world rankings whilst Yuki Fukushima & Sayaka Hirota jump to number six.
The mix doubles saw Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia take on and beat Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen of China. The match ended 15-21, 21-16, 21-15 taking fifty six minutes. Tontowi Ahmad & Liliyana Natsir are now ranked three in the world having just beaten the world number one pairing.
England’s Chris and Gabby Adcock lost in the semi-final to beaten finalists and world number one pair Zheng Siwei & Chen Qingchen.
Badminton World Championships 2017 Results
|Player(s) A||Player(s) B||Result||Winner(s)|
|Men's Singles||Viktor Axelsen (DEN)||Vs||Lin Dan (CHN)||22-20, 21-16||Viktor Axelsen|
|Women's Singles||Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)||Vs||Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND)||19-21, 22-20, 20-22||Nozomi Okuhara|
|Men’s Doubles||Liu Cheng & Zhang Nan (CHN)||Vs||Mohammad Ahsan & Rian Agung Saputro (INA)||21-10, 21-17||Liu Cheng & Zhang Nan|
|Women's Doubles||Chen Qingchen & Jia Yifan (CHN)||Vs||Yuki Fukushima & Sayaka Hirota (JPN)||21-18, 17-21, 21-15||Chen Qingchen & Jia Yifan|
|Mixed Doubles||Tontowi Ahmad & Liliyana Natsir (INA)||Vs||Zheng Siwei & Chen Qingchen (CHN)||15-21, 21-16, 21-15||Tontowi Ahmad & Liliyana Natsir|
That just about covers all the winners and losers at this year’s Badminton World Championships. I think the tournament produced some outstanding Badminton full of excitement that was backed up well by the fans.
I’ll leave you some of the highlights from the finals:
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