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The 2019 YONEX Canada Open showcased the power of young talent, with An Se Young and Li Shi Feng emerging as the singles champions in Calgary.

An Se Young, a 17-year-old rising star in women’s singles, claimed her second title of the year after the New Zealand Open. She defeated China’s Wang Zhi Yi in a thrilling match with a score of 21-15 22-20. An had previously overcome home favorite Michelle Li in the quarterfinals and Germany’s Fabienne Deprez in the semifinals.

Wang Zhi Yi, the runner-up, is among China’s brightest prospects. She was a finalist at the Youth Olympic Games last year and won the Austrian Open this year.

In the men’s singles, Li Shi Feng, a 19-year-old Youth Olympic Games champion from China, secured his first senior-level title by defeating India’s Parupalli Kashyap in a hard-fought match with a score of 20-22 21-14 21-17. Kashyap had faced a tough draw on his way to the final, including a thrilling victory over Frenchman Lucas Claerbout in the quarterfinals and a close win over Chinese Taipei’s Wang Tzu Wei in the semifinals.

While the young stars dominated the singles events, Mathias Boe and Mads Conrad-Petersen showed that the older players still have what it takes. Boe, who will be celebrating his 39th birthday soon, and Conrad-Petersen, 31, won their second consecutive title after teaming up in April. The Danish duo had previously claimed victory at the Spanish International in June.

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Although they will not be participating in the upcoming World Championships, Boe and Conrad-Petersen aim to maintain their winning form on the Road to Tokyo.

Boe and Conrad-Petersen faced their toughest challenge in the opening match against China’s Liang Weikeng/Shang Yi Chen, but they managed to come out on top in three games. They then defeated Chinese Taipei’s Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin in the quarterfinals and cruised past Lu Ching Yao/Yang Po Han in the semifinals. In the final, they emerged victorious against the young Japanese pair Hiroki Okamura/Masayuki Onodera.

In the women’s doubles, Australia’s Gronya Somerville and Setyana Mapasa secured their second title of the year after the Oceania Championships. They comfortably defeated Korea’s Chang Ye Na/Kim Hye Rin with a score of 21-16 21-14. Chang and Kim had faced a tough semifinal against their compatriots Baek Ha Na/Jung Kyung Eun, winning in three games.

The mixed doubles title went to Korea’s Ko Sung Hyun/Eom Hye Won, who triumphed over China’s Guo Xin Wa/Zhang Shu Xian with a score of 21-19 21-19. The young Chinese pair had earlier caused an upset by defeating top seeds Ben Lane/Jessica Pugh in the quarterfinals.

Overall, the 2019 YONEX Canada Open showcased the impressive skills and potential of both young and experienced players from around the world. The event served as a platform to witness the future stars of badminton and provided thrilling matches for fans to enjoy. Don’t miss out on the next badminton tournament and stay updated with the latest news and updates from Carnegiecentre.com.

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