Monday, 22 Jul 2024

China Dominates BWF Para Badminton World Championships 2024

China showcased their dominance in wheelchair badminton at the NSDF Royal Beach Cliff BWF Para Badminton World Championships 2024 in Pattaya, Thailand. With a total of 13 gold medals, China proved to be a formidable force in six out of the seven wheelchair categories. This victory serves as an early warning to the Paris 2024 medal hopefuls, as China’s players aim to make significant gains in the rankings for the upcoming Paralympic Games.

Liu Yutong Sets the Tone with WH2 Women’s Singles Title

The tournament started off on a high note for China when Liu Yutong secured the first title in the WH2 women’s singles category. She defeated defending champion Pilar Jauregui Cancino with a score of 21-8, 21-4. Liu’s success didn’t end there. Together with her WH1-2 doubles partner, Qu Zimo, she clinched three world titles each, including a mixed doubles title, marking their first partnership at a World Championships.

“It’s wonderful. I feel great. Making three finals is tough but I’m glad I could win them all. Now it’s time to rest before we start planning our next event,” expressed Liu Yutong.

Yin Menglu Achieves Long-Awaited Victory

Teammate Yin Menglu, who previously came close to victory at the 2019 edition, finally claimed her first world title in singles. After securing the gold at the 2022 Asian Para Games in women’s doubles, Yin transformed her bronze in WH1 women’s singles to a well-deserved gold.

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“I’m so happy. This is everything I’ve been working towards. The goal was gold, and now I have it. I will cheer on my teammates in the other events,” shared an elated Yin Menglu.

Yin celebrates her first singles world title with her coach.

Qu Zimo Grateful for His Partners

Double Paralympic gold medalist Qu Zimo attributed his success to his partners. He expressed gratitude towards Liu Yutong and Mai Jianpeng, highlighting their contribution to court coverage and support. Qu, who previously won a World Championships gold in 2019 in WH1 singles and men’s doubles, emphasized that his focus was solely on the World Championships and expressed his desire to rest before contemplating the Paralympics.

“I want to thank Liu. She was at her best today, and also Mai Jianpeng. I was so glad to have my partners for court coverage and support. After a week of a lot of matches, I want to sleep and make sure I have good rest. I’m not thinking about the Paralympics just yet. The focus was the World Championships,” stated Qu Zimo.

Daiki Kajiwara Secures Second World Title

Japan’s Daiki Kajiwara demonstrated his skills in the WH2 men’s singles final, defeating Korean Yu Sooyoung with a score of 21-16, 21-10. Despite the convincing scoreline, Kajiwara acknowledged Yu’s talent and commended him as a player to watch. This victory boosted Kajiwara’s confidence as he looks forward to the Paralympic Games.

“I’m really happy. My favorite Japanese food is shabu shabu. That’s what I hope to eat for dinner,” added Kajiwara with a light-hearted note.

FAQs

Q: How many gold medals did China win at the BWF Para Badminton World Championships 2024?

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A: China won a total of 13 gold medals across various categories at the BWF Para Badminton World Championships 2024.

Q: Which player secured China’s first title in the WH2 women’s singles category?

A: Liu Yutong secured China’s first title in the WH2 women’s singles category.

Q: Who is Daiki Kajiwara?

A: Daiki Kajiwara is a Japanese player who won the WH2 men’s singles final at the BWF Para Badminton World Championships 2024.

Q: What did Qu Zimo achieve at the World Championships in 2019?

A: Qu Zimo won a gold medal in both WH1 singles and men’s doubles at the World Championships in 2019.

Conclusion

China’s outstanding performance at the BWF Para Badminton World Championships 2024 serves as a powerful statement to their competitors. With 13 gold medals and victories in six out of the seven wheelchair categories, China has established themselves as a force to be reckoned with. As the players set their sights on the Paralympic Games in Paris 2024, their remarkable achievements in the World Championships will undoubtedly provide them with the confidence and motivation needed to strive for further success.

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