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News | BWF World Championships

In an exciting turn of events, Lin Dan and Ratchanok Intanon made history at the Wang Lao Ji BWF World Championships 2013 in Guangzhou, China. Lin Dan, defending champion and local hero, secured his fifth world title after Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei retired due to cramps. Lin’s victory not only showcased his determination and sacrifice but also highlighted the importance of attitude and spirit in achieving success in competitive badminton.

On the same day, China and Indonesia celebrated shared honors with two titles each. Lin Dan’s victory salvaged the day for China after two upsets. Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli retained their Women’s Doubles title, continuing their dominance in the sport. However, the highlight of the day was the riveting Women’s Singles showdown between Li Xuerui and Ratchanok Intanon. Ratchanok’s victory made her the youngest Singles World champion and the first Thai player to win the coveted crown.

The Men’s Singles final did not live up to its billing, with Lee Chong Wei suffering from cramps, leading to an anti-climactic end. Despite the disappointing finish, both players showcased their skills and determination. Lin Dan, in his reflection on the match, expressed sympathy for his opponent, acknowledging the cruel nature of sports.

In the Mixed Doubles event, Indonesia’s Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir pulled off an impressive comeback, saving two match points and stunning China’s Xu Chen and Ma Jin. The Indonesians displayed resilience and skill, exemplifying the never-give-up spirit of badminton.

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Overall, the Wang Lao Ji BWF World Championships 2013 provided thrilling matches, unexpected outcomes, and remarkable performances. The event demonstrated the global reach and growing competitiveness of the sport.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • China’s Yu Yang made history by winning three consecutive Women’s Doubles titles at the world championships. Yu and Wang Xiaoli showed their dominance against Korea’s Jang Ye Na/Eom Hye Won, winning in three games.
  • Denmark’s Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen faced disappointment again, losing in the World Championships final. This time, Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan outplayed them to secure the title.
  • For full results from the Wang Lao Ji BWF World Championships 2013, please click [here](link to be inserted).