Monday, 15 Jul 2024

News | BWF Sudirman Cup

For the second day in a row, Thailand fought fiercely against Russia in the TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2019 and emerged as the victors, securing their spot in the quarterfinals. Despite being behind in the overall score, Thailand prevailed with a 3-2 victory in their Group 1A tie. The powerful mixed-doubles duo of Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai led the way, dominating their opponents with a score of 21-10, 21-11. Thailand’s win guarantees them a place in the quarterfinals where they will face top seeds Japan.

However, it wasn’t an easy road for Thailand. Russia had a strong start, winning the men’s singles and doubles matches. Vladimir Malkov defeated Kantaphon Wangcharoen with a score of 21-13, 21-15, while Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov triumphed over Kittinupong Kedren and Nipitphon Phuangphuapet with a score of 21-11, 19-21, 21-15. Ratchanok Intanon managed to secure a victory for Thailand in the women’s singles match, defeating Evgeniya Kosetskaya with a score of 21-7, 21-16.

Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai played a crucial role in Thailand’s comeback, winning their women’s doubles match against Ekaterina Bolotova and Alina Davletova with a score of 21-19, 21-14. Kititharakul expressed their initial nervousness but credited their focus and control in the second game for their success.

Despite being defeated by Japan and Thailand, Russia’s head coach, Klavdiya Mayorova, praised the performance of her men’s singles and men’s doubles players. She acknowledged the difficulty of the matches and highlighted the importance of earning points for the Olympic Games qualification.

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In another European clash, France emerged victorious over the Netherlands in the Group 2A battle. The French team won in the women’s singles, women’s doubles, and men’s doubles matches, while the men’s singles match went to the Netherlands after a close three-set battle between Brice Leverdez and Mark Caljouw.

In Group 3B, Switzerland and Sri Lanka both secured convincing wins. Switzerland defeated Slovakia with a clean sweep of 5-0, and Sri Lanka did the same against Lithuania. Sri Lanka finished at the top of the round-robin standings, with Switzerland in second place.

FAQs

  1. How did Thailand secure their place in the quarterfinals of the BWF Sudirman Cup?

    • Thailand won their Group 1A tie against Russia with a score of 3-2, thanks to the strong performance of their mixed-doubles duo.
  2. Who will Thailand face in the quarterfinals?

    • Thailand will face top seeds Japan in the quarterfinals.
  3. Which matches did Russia win against Thailand?

    • Russia won the men’s singles and doubles matches against Thailand.

Summary

Thailand emerged victorious in a thrilling match against Russia in the BWF Sudirman Cup, securing their place in the quarterfinals. Despite a strong start from Russia, Thailand made a comeback with impressive performances in the mixed-doubles and women’s doubles matches. Thailand will now face top seeds Japan in the quarterfinals. In other matches, France defeated the Netherlands in a close battle, and Switzerland and Sri Lanka secured convincing wins in their respective groups. Stay tuned for more exciting badminton action in the Sudirman Cup!

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