Wednesday, 22 May 2024

BWF News

India’s talented badminton player, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, has secured her spot in the highly anticipated season-ending Dubai World Superseries Finals for the first time. Another debutant in Dubai, Chen Qingchen from China, will also be competing for two titles in the showdown at Hamdan Sports Complex. Additionally, the remarkable comeback of Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen from Denmark has earned them a spot in Dubai, where they will face first-time finalists Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda from Japan and Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong from Malaysia.

These compelling storylines unfolded as badminton’s elite battled it out for qualification in the prestigious tournament, featuring the top eight singles players and doubles pairs from this year’s MetLife BWF World Superseries tour. While the Rio 2016 Olympic Games champions were guaranteed wild-card invitations, other players faced a nerve-wracking wait until the last qualifying event, the YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open, to secure their places in the lucrative event.

Women’s Singles

PV Sindhu, who was initially 16th in the Destination Dubai Rankings with only two events left, revived her chances with a victory at the THAIHOT China Open, earning her 11000 points. Despite tough competition from other contenders like Saina Nehwal from India, Sayaka Sato and Minatsu Mitani from Japan, and Porntip Buranaprasertsuk from Thailand, Sindhu managed to grab the last Women’s Singles spot with her runner-up finish at the Hong Kong Coliseum. Sindhu expressed her excitement and honor at qualifying for Dubai, an event she has always aspired to participate in.

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Men’s Singles

Denmark had a bittersweet moment in the Men’s Singles category, with three players qualifying in the top eight but only two from each country eligible to compete. Unfortunately, 2014 World Superseries Finals runner-up Hans-Kristian Vittinghus missed out due to appendicitis. Jan Jorgensen and Viktor Axelsen will now represent Denmark at the Dubai World Superseries Finals.

Men’s Doubles

Denmark’s Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen made an impressive comeback, reaching three consecutive Superseries finals, securing the eighth qualifying position. This achievement is remarkable considering Mogensen’s recovery from a brain aneurysm earlier this year. Japan’s Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda claimed the top spot in the rankings with their maiden Superseries title win in Hong Kong. The Rio gold medalists, China’s Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan, will rely on a wild card to compete in Dubai.

Women’s Doubles

Japan’s Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi, the Olympic champions in Women’s Doubles, lead the field, with Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl from Denmark finishing strongly, securing their second Superseries title of 2016 in Hong Kong. Although Japan had three pairs in the top eight, it was Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan who seized the opportunity to debut in Dubai after Shizuka Matsuo and Mami Naito missed qualifying.

Mixed Doubles

The defending champions from England, Chris and Gabby Adcock, will face tough competition from the red-hot Olympic gold medalists, Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir, in the Mixed Doubles category. China’s rising stars, Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen, will also be vying for the title.

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Tickets for the Dubai World Superseries Finals are available for purchase on the Carnegiecentre website. Prices start from AED25, and fans under 18 years old can enter for free when accompanied by an adult with a ticket.

FAQs

  • How can I purchase tickets for the Dubai World Superseries Finals?
    Tickets are available for purchase on the Carnegiecentre website at www.carnegiecentre.com.

  • What are the prices for tickets to the event?
    Prices start from AED25.

  • Are there any discounts available for children?
    Yes, children under 18 years old can enter for free when accompanied by an adult with a ticket.

Conclusion

The Dubai World Superseries Finals promises to be an exciting event for badminton enthusiasts. With top players from around the world competing for titles, fans can look forward to thrilling matches and outstanding performances. Don’t miss out on this incredible championship and secure your tickets now through Carnegiecentre.com.