Thursday, 13 Jun 2024

BWF News: Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo Continue Dominance in World Superseries

BWF News

Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo have once again displayed their exceptional skills, securing a spot in their fourth consecutive World Superseries semi-final. While they soared to victory, other established pairs encountered unexpected setbacks.

Rising Stars and Unexpected Losses

As Gideon and Sukamuljo surged towards another triumph, their compatriots Angga Pratama and Ricky Karanda Suwardi faced the disappointment of losing a match point and ultimately being defeated by Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen. The Chinese duo emerged victorious with a score of 18-21 22-20 22-20. However, there was a silver lining for Indonesia as Berry Angriawan and Hardianto Hardianto toppled the second-seeded pair, Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia, with a score of 21-15 21-15, setting up a chance to avenge their compatriots’ loss to China.

In Men’s Doubles, Japan’s third-seeded duo, Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda, were also eliminated from the tournament by veteran Danish players Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen, with a score of 21-14 21-12. Boe expressed his satisfaction with their performance, stating, “Though we are two old men, we were not satisfied with our recent performances at All England and in India. We are usually in the last eight of tournaments, and it gives us confidence to get our form back. We are extremely delighted to show we can still play at this level and be among the best.”

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Women’s Doubles and Exciting Comebacks

The struggles continued in Women’s Doubles as Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan of China fought hard but ultimately fell short against Jung Kyung Eun and Shin Seung Chan. With a score of 11-21 21-19 21-19, Jung and Shin secured a thrilling victory, setting up a semi-final match against Olympic champions Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi. The Japanese pair comfortably defeated Thailand’s Chayanit Chaladchalam and Phataimas Muenwong with a score of 21-14 21-11.

Another exciting semi-final is set between Korea’s Chang Ye Na and Lee So Hee and Denmark’s Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl. Chang and Lee defeated Thailand’s Puttita Supajirakul and Sapsiree Taerattanachai with a score of 21-12 21-13, while the Danish pair outclassed Japan’s Naoko Fukuman and Kurumi Yonao with a score of 21-19 21-11.

Unexpected Turns in Mixed Doubles

The surprises continued in Mixed Doubles as Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto from Indonesia were defeated by Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai with a score of 21-17 21-13. Later in the night, Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen, the experienced Danish pair, were stunned by an incredible comeback from Malaysia’s Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing. The latter won with a score of 10-21 21-18 21-18 and will now face the Thai tandem in the semi-finals.

Tomorrow promises to be an eventful day for Korea’s Shin Seung Chan as she and her Mixed Doubles partner, Kim Gi Jung, look forward to making their mark in the category as well. They defeated Chinese Taipei’s Wang Chi Lin and Lee Chia Hsin with a score of 21-13 21-11 and will face China’s in-form combination, Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong, who displayed a clinical performance with a score of 21-11 21-8 against B. Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa.

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FAQs

Q: How many consecutive World Superseries semi-finals have Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo reached?
A: Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo have reached their fourth straight World Superseries semi-final.

Q: Who are the Olympic champions in Women’s Doubles?
A: The Olympic champions in Women’s Doubles are Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi.

Q: Which Danish pair will face Korea’s Chang Ye Na and Lee So Hee in the semi-final of Women’s Doubles?
A: Denmark’s Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl will face Korea’s Chang Ye Na and Lee So Hee in the semi-final of Women’s Doubles.

Conclusion

The World Superseries tournament has provided thrilling matches and unexpected outcomes. Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo continue to showcase their remarkable talent, while other pairs face unexpected defeats. The competition remains fierce, and fans eagerly await the upcoming matches to see which duos will emerge as champions. For more updates on the tournament, visit Carnegiecentre.