Monday, 22 Jul 2024

A Look at the Exciting Upsets of the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2019

The TOTAL BWF World Championships 2019 witnessed some surprising and thrilling upsets that captured the attention of badminton enthusiasts worldwide. In this article, we highlight a few of the standout moments from the tournament, where underdogs prevailed and favorites faced unexpected challenges.

Yeo Jia Min Shines Against Akane Yamaguchi

In a stunning turn of events, Yeo Jia Min managed to overcome the odds and defeat the top-seeded Akane Yamaguchi. Despite Yamaguchi’s recent victories at the Indonesia Open and Japan Open, a lingering hip injury hindered her performance. Yeo Jia Min took full advantage of this opportunity, emerging victorious with a score of 21-14 21-18. Riding on her momentum, she continued her incredible run by defeating Vu Thi Trang in the next round, showcasing her talent on the biggest stage of all.

[Image: Yeo Jia Min bt Akane Yamaguchi]

Choi Solgyu/Seo Seung Jae Upset Gideon/Sukamuljo

The formidable pair of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, also known as the “Minions,” faced an unexpected challenge in their opening match. Choi Solgyu and Seo Seung Jae from Korea prevented the Minions from asserting their dominance on the court. With a combination of skill and determination, Choi and Seo emerged victorious in a tense match, winning 16-21 21-14 23-21.

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[Image: Choi Solgyu/Seo Seung Jae bt Gideon/Sukamuljo]

Mark Lamsfuss/Marvin Seidel Outshine Endo/Watanabe

Asian champions Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe faced a strong German duo, Mark Lamsfuss and Marvin Seidel, in the second round. Despite Endo and Watanabe’s pedigree, Lamsfuss and Seidel devised a smart tactical approach and maintained their composure throughout the match. The Germans eventually clinched victory after a grueling battle, winning with a score of 21-17 20-22 21-19.

[Image: Mark Lamsfuss/Marvin Seidel bt Endo/Watanabe]

Kantaphon Wangcharoen Triumphs Over Chou Tien Chen

Chou Tien Chen, considered one of the favorites in the men’s singles category, faced a formidable opponent in Kantaphon Wangcharoen. Wangcharoen, known for his attacking style, outplayed Chou in a thrilling quarterfinal encounter. Despite Chou’s resilience, Wangcharoen’s aggressive gameplay proved too much to handle, resulting in a 21-16 11-21 21-14 victory for the Thai youngster.

[Image: Kantaphon Wangcharoen bt Chou Tien Chen]

Hoki/Kobayashi’s Sensational Run

Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi, seeded 12th, made their mark by delivering impressive performances throughout the tournament. They showcased their skills by defeating higher-ranked opponents, including sixth seeds Han Cheng Kai/Zhao Hao Dong and third-seeded compatriots Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda. In the semifinals, they shocked defending champions Li Jun Hui/Liu Yu Chen with a remarkable display of badminton, winning with a score of 21-19 21-13.

[Image: Hoki/Kobayashi bt Li Jun Hui/Liu Yu Chen]

These upsets serve as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of the sport and the immense talent present in the badminton world. As the BWF World Championships continue to captivate fans, we eagerly await future tournaments that promise even more thrilling matches and unexpected outcomes.

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Q: Where can I find more information about the BWF World Championships 2019?

A: You can find more information about the BWF World Championships 2019 on the Carnegiecentre website.

Q: Which players were the favorites in the BWF World Championships 2019?

A: Chou Tien Chen and Akane Yamaguchi were among the favorites in the men’s and women’s singles categories, respectively.

Q: Are there any more tournaments coming up in the badminton calendar?

A: Yes, there are several upcoming tournaments scheduled in the badminton calendar. Keep an eye on the Carnegiecentre website for the latest updates and details.


The TOTAL BWF World Championships 2019 showcased the thrill and excitement of badminton, with unexpected upsets and talented underdogs making their mark. We look forward to witnessing more incredible moments and fierce competition in the world of badminton. Stay tuned to the Carnegiecentre website for all the latest news and updates on the sport you love.