Friday, 14 Jun 2024

NEWS

Two-time world champion Viktor Axelsen is set to compete in front of his home fans at the upcoming BWF World Championships in Copenhagen. Despite facing ups and downs this season, including a surprising second-round defeat at the YONEX All England and battling injuries, Axelsen remains the top-ranked player in the world and is considered the favorite for the men’s singles competition at the Royal Arena. His journey begins with an intriguing opener against Ireland’s Nhat Nguyen, with tough potential opponents like Chou Tien-Chen and Loh Kean Yew in later rounds. While second seed Anthony Ginting has withdrawn from the competition, players like Kunlavut Vitidsarn and Kodai Naroaka are expected to provide strong challenges.

On the women’s side, the draw is led by the thrilling rivalry between reigning champion Akane Yamaguchi and YONEX All England champion An-Se Young. With Young currently at the top of the world rankings, she will be aiming for her first world title. Yamaguchi, on the other hand, has won the past two World Championships and has been handed a favorable draw. The possibility of a semi-final clash between Yamaguchi and former world and All England champion Tai Tzu-Ying adds even more excitement to the event. Other notable players in the women’s draw include Carolina Marin, who is aiming to break the dominance of the ‘big four,’ and the formidable pairing of Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong in the mixed doubles.

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With the Paris 2024 Olympics just around the corner, players like Thom Gicquel and Delphine Delrue from France and Danish duo Mathias Christiansen and Alexandra Boje will be looking to perform well on home soil. In the women’s doubles, the Korean pair of Kim So-Yeong and Kong Hee-Yong will be aiming for their first global gold, while Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan from China will be aiming to secure their fourth world title. Indonesian pair Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto are also strong contenders for the men’s doubles title.

The BWF World Championships in Copenhagen promise to be an exciting and highly competitive tournament, showcasing the talent and skill of the world’s best badminton players. Make sure to mark your calendars and stay tuned for all the thrilling matches!