Last updated on September 11th, 2019 at 06:53 pm
The BWF World Championships 2019 concluded on Sunday having being held in Basel, Switzerland between 19-25 August 2019. This is the big event of the badminton calendar where all the top players come together to battle it out for the title of World Champion.
However there were some notable absentees this year from both the men’s and women’s side. Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen and Spain’s Carolina Marin being two of the highest profile names missing due to injury.
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The men’s singles final was contested by Japan’s Kento Momota and Denmark’s Anders Antonsen. In what looked like a mouth-watering tie on paper the reality was somewhat different. Momota took charge of the match right from the start and Antonsen was never really in it. The tie finished 21-9, 21-3 to Momota.
Meanwhile the women’s singles saw India’s Pusarla V. Sindhu take on Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara. Again this tie look like it could go all the way but once it began there really was only one winner.
PV. Sindhu was appearing in her third consecutive final having lost the previous two. However her victory on Sunday was never in doubt as she turned on the style to comfortably beat Okuhara 21-7, 21-7. In doing so she became the first person from her country to land a world championship.
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The women’s doubles produced a thrilling three game match in this all Japanese tie. Mayu Matsumoto / Wakana Nagahara winning out over Yuki Fukushima / Sayaka Hirota 21-11, 20-22, 23-21.
Just like in the women’s the men’s doubles went to three games with Indonesian pair Mohammad Ahsan / Hendra Setiawan winning 25-23, 9-21, 21-15 over Japan’s Takuro Hoki / Yugo Kobayashi.
Finally the mixed saw China’s Zheng Si Wei / Huang Ya Qiong take on Thailand’s Dechapol Puavaranukroh / Sapsiree Taerattanachai. This one ended in a routine victory for the Chinese pair with the match finishing 21-8, 21-12.
The most competitive matches may have taken place in the men’s and women’s doubles finals but the biggest new story had to be PV. Sindhu’s. Her commanding performance landed her and her country a first world title.
Congratulations to Pusarla V. Sindhu for taking the gold medal on Sunday. Having been on the losing side too many times she finally showed her true talent.
That just about concludes our BWF World Championships 2019 badminton round-up. I hope you enjoy this year’s tournament it certainly had some interesting moments.
You can watch the Pusarla V. Sindhu take on Nozomi Okuhara below: