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Distraught Goh Jin Wei Crashes Out of BWF World Junior Championships

Goh Jin Wei, the defending Women’s Singles champion at the IBERDROLA BWF World Junior Championships, suffered an unfortunate injury that ended her title defense in the round of 16. The Malaysian star was leading comfortably against Natsuki Oie before her injury, but she couldn’t recover and lost the match. Despite the loss, Goh showed determination by continuing to play despite the pain.

Goh Jin Wei expressed her disappointment with the result, acknowledging that she didn’t handle the pressure very well. Having suffered an ankle twist and pulled hamstring during the match, she was unable to maintain her performance and committed a series of errors in the closing exchanges.

While Goh Jin Wei’s journey was cut short, her Japanese rival Natsuki Oie advanced to the quarter-finals, where she will face Gao Fangjie, one of the four Chinese quarter-finalists in the Women’s Singles category. Other players still in contention for the Women’s Singles title are Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand, Kim Ga Eun of Korea, and Yeo Jia Min of Singapore.

Toma Junior Popov Shines for Europe

Despite Europe’s poor performance, Frenchman Toma Junior Popov had a memorable day as he reached the quarter-finals in both Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles. Popov defeated Japan’s Kodai Naraoka in the Men’s Singles and later partnered with Thom Gicquel to secure victory in the Men’s Doubles. He will face No.2 seed Lee Zii Jai of Malaysia in the Men’s Singles quarter-finals.

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Popov expressed his satisfaction with his performance and attributed his success to his hard training. He also mentioned that he trains for singles and plays doubles for fun. With his impressive display, Popov is determined to go further in the tournament and leave everything on the court.

Exciting Matches Ahead

The Men’s Singles quarter-finals will feature exciting rematches between Koki Watanabe of Japan and Sun Feixiang of China, as well as top seed Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand against Korea’s Woo Seung Hoon. Ryan Ng of Singapore will face Indonesia’s Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo.

In the Women’s Doubles quarter-finals, three Japanese pairs will be in contention, including No.2 seeds Sayaka Hobara and Nami Matsuyama. Other pairs to watch out for are Du Yue and Xu Ya of China, Kim Ga Eun and Kim Hyang Im of Korea, Ng Tsz Yau and Yeung Nga Ting of Hong Kong, Yulfira Barkah and Jauza Fadhila Sugiarto of Indonesia, and Seong Ah Yeong and Seong Na Yeong of Korea.

FAQs

  1. Who is the defending Women’s Singles champion at the IBERDROLA BWF World Junior Championships?
    The defending champion is Goh Jin Wei from Malaysia.

  2. Who is Toma Junior Popov’s partner in the Men’s Doubles quarter-finals?
    Toma Junior Popov’s partner is Thom Gicquel.

Conclusion

The IBERDROLA BWF World Junior Championships have brought thrilling matches and unexpected outcomes. While defending champion Goh Jin Wei suffered an unfortunate injury, other players are stepping up and showcasing their skills. Toma Junior Popov’s impressive performance has been a highlight, and fans are eagerly anticipating the remaining matches in the tournament.

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