Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Text by Dev Sukumar | Badmintonphoto
The badminton world’s attention is on Copenhagen this week as the Danish capital hosts the Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014. Here are some glimpses of the action from the second day.
Featured image: Luka Wraber of Austria was unlucky to draw Men’s Singles title favourite Chen Long (China) in his opening match. Wraber went down to the second seed, 21-8 21-10.
Brazil’s Men’s Doubles duo, Hugo Arthuso/Alex Yuwan Tjong, was outplayed by Australia’s Raymond Tam/Glenn Warfe, 21-17 21-12.
Finland’s Men’s Singles player Ville Lang sports an unusual look for a badminton player but got through his opener against Misha Zilberman (Israel), 11-21 21-14 21-14.
Russians Anatoliy Yartsev/Evgeniya Kosetskaya created one of the biggest upsets of Day 2 beating Mixed Doubles 12th seeds Robert Blair/Imogen Bankier (Scotland), 23-21 21-15.
England’s Rajiv Ouseph gritted his way past Malaysia’s Chong Wei Feng after saving three match points in his Men’s Singles match: 17-21 24-22 21-16.
Australia’s Gronya Somerville/Jacqueline Guan enjoyed a comfortable win over Brazil’s Paula B Pereira/Lohaynny Vicente in their Women’s Doubles encounter: 21-15 21-14.
Indonesia had plenty of bad luck before the event started, but their Women’s Singles spearhead Lindaweni Fanetri scrambled past Nichaon Jindapon (Thailand), 15-21 21-13 21-9.