BWF Badminton World Championships 2018: Momota & Marin Bag Gold Medals

World Badminton Championships

NANJING, China — Kento Momota of Japan vanquished Shi Yuqi of China 21-11, 21-13 in the men’s final of the Badminton World Championships.

Momoto is a professional badminton player who hails from Japan. He is known for his swift abilities and his capricious style of play on the badminton court.

The Japanese national’s blend of superb striking and extraordinary precision allowed him to win the last 8 points of the first round. This was followed by a replicated performance in the 2nd round, as Momoto became the first Japanese man to win the Badminton World Championships.

After winning the Asian Badminton Championships in April, this was the second major win of Kento Momoto, who is currently placed 7th in the Men’s Singles category of the World Badminton rankings.

At present, Momota has won 9 of 13 competitions that he has participated, since coming back from a 15 month betting related suspension, that also made him miss the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Men’s Doubles

In the men’s doubles final, China’s Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen defeated Japan’s Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda by 21-12, 21-19 and claimed their first title of the Badminton World Championships.

Ladies Singles

In ladies’ singles, Carolina Marin of Spain crushed India’s Pusarla Sindhu 21-19, 21-10 to claim her third title of the Badminton World Championships.

Carolina María Marín Martín hails from Spain and is a professional badminton player. She is the ruling Olympic Champion, three time World Champion, four time European Champion and the World’s No. 1 in the Women’s Singles category of Badminton rankings.

Although, Marin fell behind 14-9 in the principal set, however it did not take long for the Spanish player to regain control with her forceful style and high pace.

A similar performance was witnessed in the second set, as Marin continued her aggressive style of play and took an 11-2 lead before winning the title for the third time since 2015.

On the other hand, it was the second successive silver medal for PV Sindhu, who also recently lost the Rio Olympic final to the same opponent i.e. Caroline Marin.

Women’s Doubles

Japan’s Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara won their 1st women’s doubles Badminton World Championships title by defeating second ranked, Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota by 19-21, 21-19, 22-20.

Mixed Doubles

In an all-China mixed doubles final, Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong defeated Wang Yilu and Huang Dongping by 21-17, 21-19 to claim a thrilling victory in this category.

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