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China, Korea, and Japan Shine at the SCG BWF World Junior Championships 2013

China and Korea celebrated their victories at the SCG BWF World Junior Championships 2013, with each country winning two individual titles. Meanwhile, Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi showcased her talent and emerged as a rising star in the world of badminton.

Korea’s Success in Men’s Singles and Women’s Doubles

After their triumph in the team event, Korea continued their winning streak in the individual Eye Level Cups competition. Heo Kwang Hee, seeded 5-8, dominated the Men’s Singles and defeated Chinese Taipei’s Wang Tzu Wei with a score of 21-11, 21-12, earning him the title of the best male junior badminton player. Chae Yoo Jung and Kim Ji Won, the Korean pair, defeated No. 2 seeds from China, Chen Qingchen and He Jiaxin, and clinched the Women’s Doubles title with a final score of 21-19, 21-15.

Korea’s Hat-trick Victory in Women’s Doubles

Not only did Chae Yoo Jung and Kim Ji Won secure the Women’s Doubles title, but they also made history with their win. This marked the third consecutive victory for Korea in Women’s Doubles, following the achievements of Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan in 2011 and 2012. It is worth noting that since the establishment of the BWF World Junior Championships in 1992, it has only been the fourth time that a non-Chinese duo has claimed the Women’s Doubles title.

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Chen’s Redemption in Mixed Doubles

Despite her loss in Women’s Doubles, Chen managed to redeem herself in the Mixed Doubles category. Paired with Huang Kaixiang, they defeated their Indonesian rivals, Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Masita Mahmudin, in a thrilling match that ended with a score of 21-18, 20-22, 23-21. This victory might have provided a sense of revenge for the Chinese pair after their loss to the Indonesians in the Suhandinata Cup semi-final the previous weekend.

China’s Triumph in Men’s Doubles

In the Men’s Doubles final, it was an all-Chinese affair as Huang Kaixiang and Zheng Si Wei faced off against their compatriots, Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen. In a fiercely fought match, Li and Liu emerged as the victors with a score of 14-21, 21-13, 22-20.

Yamaguchi’s Stellar Performance in Women’s Singles

Akane Yamaguchi from Japan showcased her talent and emerged as the champion in the Women’s Singles category. With an impressive display of skills, she defeated her compatriot, Aya Ohori, with a score of 21-11, 21-13.

Recognition from the Badminton World Federation

Officials from the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and the Badminton Association of Thailand graced the event and presented prizes to the winners. Current BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer and immediate past BWF President Dr. Kang Young Joong were among those in attendance. Dr. Kang introduced an incentive that will benefit medallists at the BWF World Junior Championships for the next 11 years through funding from the BWF President’s Fund in the form of scholarships. This year’s medallists were the first recipients of these prizes.

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For a complete list of results from the SCG BWF World Junior Championships – Eye Level Cups, visit the official Carnegiecentre website.

FAQs

1. How many individual titles did China and Korea win at the SCG BWF World Junior Championships 2013?

China and Korea both won two individual titles each at the championships.

2. Who emerged as the best male junior badminton player?

Heo Kwang Hee from Korea was acclaimed as the best male junior badminton player at the championships.

3. Which country won the Women’s Doubles title for the third consecutive time?

Korea secured victory in the Women’s Doubles category for the third successive year.

4. Who won the Mixed Doubles category?

Chen from China, partnered with Huang Kaixiang, won the Mixed Doubles title.

5. Who emerged as the champion in the Women’s Singles category?

Akane Yamaguchi from Japan emerged as the champion in the Women’s Singles category.

Conclusion

The SCG BWF World Junior Championships 2013 witnessed an incredible display of talent from young badminton players. China, Korea, and Japan showcased their prowess and left a lasting impression on the badminton world. The event not only celebrated winners but also highlighted the dedication and hard work of these young athletes. Congratulations to all the participants, and we look forward to witnessing their future success in the world of badminton.

For more information about the SCG BWF World Junior Championships and other badminton events, visit Carnegiecentre, your go-to source for all things badminton.

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