Sunday, 21 Jul 2024

BWF News

Two pairs in contemporary badminton have established themselves as all-time greats in their respective categories. Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan and Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong have consistently shown their ability to evolve and stay ahead of their competitors. While some of their peers have faded away, these two pairs have become even stronger and are now favorites as we look towards Paris 2024.

Although there have been occasional setbacks, both pairs have proven their resilience and quickly bounce back to maintain their position at the top. Tokyo 2020 is a classic example, where both pairs lost in the finals. However, instead of being discouraged, it served as a catalyst for their growth over the last two and a half years.

For instance, Zheng/Huang experienced a surprising loss in the final of the TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2023 to Seo Seung Jae/Chae Yu Jung. The Koreans seemed to have figured out the Chinese pair as they repeated the feat in the VICTOR China Open final. However, in their next six meetings, the Chinese proved their dominance by winning every match, including a convincing 21-12 21-5 victory in the semifinals of the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2023.

This pattern has been observed with other pairs who have managed to defeat Zheng/Huang, such as Feng Yan Zhe/Huang Dong Ping or Jiang Zheng Bang/Wei Ya Xin. Instead of being discouraged, the world No.1 duo always responds by raising their level of play.

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Huang Ya Qiong explains their approach, “We lost more matches this year compared to previous years, but I think that’s a good thing. Having problems and then solving them makes us stronger.”

Looking ahead, Zheng and Huang are determined to further improve in 2024 as they strive to win the Olympic gold, the ultimate achievement they are still pursuing.

Zheng said, “I think this year is all about moving forward under pressure.”

The ability of both pairs to solve problems, whether within a match or afterwards, is what sets them apart. As Jia Yi Fan puts it, “We’re getting better and more mature every year, and I’ve come to enjoy myself more this year (2023). I think we’ve grown mentally, including the way we usually get along; I think it’s getting more comfortable. We’re getting to know each other better and ourselves better, and that’s a great feeling.”

Jia adds, “We have maintained good performance, and the momentum is going up. We’re enjoying our status as No.1. Our goal remains the same – to be the top pair in the world.”

With their relentless pursuit of improvement, Zheng/Huang and Chen/Jia will undoubtedly keep their opponents on edge. As the PETRONAS Malaysia Open 2024 commences, both pairs will aim for a strong start to their Olympic journey by delivering outstanding performances in this season-opener.


FAQs

Q: Where can I watch Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan and Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong compete?
A: You can catch them in action at the PETRONAS Malaysia Open 2024. In their opening match, Chen/Jia will face Lee Yu Lim/Shin Seung Chan, while Zheng/Huang will be up against Lee Chun Hei/Ng Tsz Yau.

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Conclusion

The badminton world has witnessed the rise of two exceptional pairs in the form of Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan and Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong. Their ability to adapt, overcome challenges, and consistently stay at the top of their game is truly remarkable. As they continue their quest for success, badminton enthusiasts eagerly await their future performances, knowing they will witness greatness on the court.