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They have claimed several honors all over the world, but in the Lion City at the OUE Singapore Open 2017, veteran campaigners Kamilla Rytter Juhl/Christinna Pedersen and Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen delighted in their first victories. Denmark had a memorable double win, with the women’s doubles pair beating the best in Asia for the crown, while their men’s doubles peers taught the younger players some valuable lessons.

Denmark’s Triumph

Rytter Juhl and Pedersen, always up for a challenge, overcame the final hurdle in an intense match against Olympic gold medalists Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi of Japan. The Danish pair emerged as the victors with a score of 21-18, 14-21, 21-15, securing the big prize at Singapore Indoor Stadium. This remarkable achievement came after a week of testing matches against rivals from China, Japan, and Korea. Finally, they conquered the world No.1 duo and top seeds.

A Strong Attack Prevails

“We always love to play finals and to play against the Japanese girls. It’s great to challenge the world No.1. We talked about enjoying this final and we really did. We started on the good side, with the drift at the back. We have a really strong attack when we are playing on that side. It was very important for us to take that first game,” said Rytter Juhl.

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Unyielding Resilience

Despite losing the second game, the Danes switched back to the “good side” and capitalized on that advantage, grabbing an 11-5 lead. Although Japan made an effort to close the gap, it was too little, too late, and they finished as runners-up once again.

A Frustrating Encounter

Takahashi candidly expressed her frustration, stating that they were powerless against their opponents’ attack. Matsutomo, on the other hand, tried to find the bright side, noting that she made progress with some new tactics.

“I couldn’t do anything. I was not satisfied at all, particularly with my offensive side. I saw that the Danish pair was very aggressive in yesterday’s match (semi-final), and we were trying to match their aggressiveness, but the environment in the stadium made it difficult with the drift,” said Takahashi. She added that they are trying to regain the form that won them the Rio 2016 crown.

Dominating the Court

In the men’s doubles category, Boe and Mogensen proved once again that they are a force to be reckoned with. They defeated Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen with a score of 21-13, 21-14. Boe remarked, “We played an almost flawless match. Li and Liu have been doing very well in the last year, so to beat them is extremely difficult.”

His partner Mogensen, who thrilled fans with a celebratory dance, emphasized the competitiveness of the men’s doubles category. With many great partnerships, including the formidable Chinese players, they have a lot of respect, especially after losing to them in Japan last season.

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China’s Mixed Doubles Triumph

China did find success in the mixed doubles category, as Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong won their third title of the MetLife BWF World Superseries tour this year. They triumphed over Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai with a score of 19-21, 21-16, 21-11. Lu and Huang were hungry for more success after wins in Birmingham and India, and they believe they can still improve, even learning from the pair they defeated.

A Learning Experience

Puavaranukroh of Thailand acknowledged that the result was a big improvement and a learning experience for them. He expressed his desire to enhance his strength and speed for future events.


FAQs

Q: What were the notable victories in the Lion City at the OUE Singapore Open 2017?

A: Denmark’s veteran campaigners, Kamilla Rytter Juhl/Christinna Pedersen and Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen, achieved their first victories.

Q: Who did Kamilla Rytter Juhl/Christinna Pedersen defeat in the final of the Women’s Doubles category?

A: They defeated Olympic gold medalists Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi of Japan.

Q: How did Kamilla Rytter Juhl/Christinna Pedersen secure victory in the final?

A: Despite losing the second game, they switched back to the “good side” and capitalized on their strong attacking strategy.

Q: Who did Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen triumph over in the Men’s Doubles category?

A: They defeated Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen.

Q: Who emerged as the winners in the Mixed Doubles category?

A: Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong from China won the title.

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Summary

In the Lion City at the OUE Singapore Open 2017, Denmark’s veteran campaigners, Kamilla Rytter Juhl/Christinna Pedersen and Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen, celebrated their first victories. Rytter Juhl and Pedersen emerged as the victors in the Women’s Doubles category, defeating Olympic gold medalists, Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi of Japan, in an intense final. Meanwhile, Boe and Mogensen triumphed in the Men’s Doubles category, demonstrating their formidable skills. China’s Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong reigned supreme in the Mixed Doubles category. These victories showcased the exceptional talent and determination of the players.