Bilbao: Girls’ doubles No. 2 seeds Sayaka Hobara/Nami Matsuyama of Japan survived a brutal examination against No. 1 seeds Du Yue/Xu Ya of China in the World Junior Championships finals, before emerging victorious with 25-23, 19-21, 21-14 in a marathon 84 minutes battle on Sunday. Hobara/Matsuyama's victory was also a blow out to China which otherwise would give the badminton powerhouse a clean sweep to all five titles at the 2016 World Junior Championships.
Bilbao: Malaysia's No. 2 seed Lee Zii Jia suffered a shocking 21-19, 21-18 defeat by No. 14 seed Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo of Indonesia in the boys' singles semi-finals of World Junior Championships held in Bilbao, Spain on Saturday.
Bilbao: No. 2 seed boys' singles player Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia and the No. 16 seeds mixed doubles pair Chen Tang Jie/Toh Eei Wei have kept Malaysian's hopes alive after rallying into the semifinals of World Junior Badminton Championships held in Bilbao, Spain on Friday.
Bilbao: Goh Jin Wei, the No. 1 seed and defending champion was sent crashing out of the 2016 Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Junior Championships on Thursday after she was defeated by unseeded Japanese player Natsuki Oie in the 5th round of the girls' singles category.
Kuala Lumpur: The latest top 10 men's singles Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings showed little change as Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, Chen Long, and Lin Dan once again finished in the No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 positions.