赵芸蕾入选2022年世界羽联名人堂

赵芸蕾入选2022年世界羽联名人堂

中国羽毛球双打传奇赵芸蕾入选2022年世界羽毛球联合会(BWF)名人堂,一同入选的还有与其同时代征战羽坛的印尼双打名将莉莉亚娜·纳西尔。

赵芸蕾是她那个时代最全能的双打运动员。 在很长一段时间内,她在混双和女双两个项目中的统治地位无人能及。退役后, 她成为了史上最优秀的羽毛球运动员之一——细数她职业生涯中所获得的冠军头衔,包括两枚奥运会金牌和五枚世锦赛金牌。

Zhao Yunlei (right) with Tian Qing at London 2012 Olympics after winning women’s doubles gold.

世界羽毛球联合会主席保罗·埃里克·霍耶对赵芸蕾入选BWF名人堂表示祝贺。

他说,“入选世界羽联名人堂是对羽毛球运动员最大的致敬。名人堂旨在表彰精英中的精英,赵芸蕾当之无愧地占有一席之地。赢得奥运会或世锦赛金牌是大多数运动员的梦想,而赵芸蕾取得了这两项大赛的双冠王,这是一项了不起的成就。”

赵芸蕾

赛场上的赵芸蕾总是充满信心,她对比赛有着敏锐的洞察,她出色的攻防技巧,以及时刻保持冷静应对突发情况的头脑,帮助她赢得了多次比赛。其中,在她与张楠搭档的混双以及与田卿搭档的女双比赛中表现尤为突出。尽管在高强度的赛事环境中同时参加两个项目的比赛,然而赵芸蕾似乎享受压力,在伦敦奥运会和两届世锦赛上取得了双冠王。 她成为唯一一位在一届奥运会上拿到两枚金牌的羽毛球运动员,也是唯一一位在连续两届世锦赛上获得两个双打冠军的羽毛球运动员。

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赵芸蕾将于2022年6月24日周五下午两点举办的线上典礼和媒体活动中正式被官方授誉。

BWF World Tour Hosts 2023-2026 Announced

BWF World Tour Hosts 2023-2026 Announced

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is excited to reveal there will be an additional four stops on the BWF World Tour from 2023 to 2026 as part of expansion plans announced today.

The 31-event new World Tour calendar, which includes the year end BWF World Tour Finals, will see more Super 1000, Super 750, and Super 500 tournaments, bringing greater prize money opportunities for players.

There are 5 Super 1000 and 6 Super 750 tournaments.

There are 9 Super 500 and 11 Super 300 tournaments.

The announcement caps an exciting bid process which saw healthy interest from all host bidders.

BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund said the BWF World Tour 2023-2026 promises to elevate the status of badminton globally.

“Badminton is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world with all-time high participation and fan numbers. More tournaments give us a fantastic opportunity to enhance the sport’s reach around the world, not only in established territories, but into new ones as well. It also allows for more players to enter our elite circuit and gain valuable experience,” he said.

“We were very encouraged by the large number of high-quality bids we received and that bodes well for a bigger and better tour across the next four years. It enables us to commit to higher prize money, greater coverage on television and online, and spectacular presentation, all contributing to an enhanced world-class sports product that we seek.”

Lund confirmed there would be no change to current player commitment obligations.

Highlights

  • The Malaysia Open joins the All England Open, China Open, and Indonesia Open as the tour’s highest level Super 1000 tournaments.
  • The India Open and Singapore Open have been bumped to Super 750 status. Existing Super 750 hosts from China, Denmark, France, and Japan have maintained their status.
  • The Super 500 level welcomes host cities from three new continents with tournaments in Australia, Canada, and Finland, joining tournaments in Hong Kong China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, and an additional new host in Japan.
  • Two existing Super 100 tournaments have been elevated to the BWF World Tour Super 300 level: HYLO Open and Orléans Masters.

The expansion is bankrolled by a significant investment from BWF and commercial partner Infront over four years.

A host for the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals will be announced at a later date. BWF Tour Super 100 hosts will also be announced separately.

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BWF Hall of Fame 2022 | Liliyana Natsir

BWF Hall of Fame 2022 | Liliyana Natsir

Indonesian mixed doubles legend Liliyana Natsir is the latest inductee into the BWF Hall of Fame. The Olympic champion will be officially recognised at a ceremony during the EAST VENTURES Indonesia Open 2022 on Saturday 18 June.

Natsir won four mixed doubles World Championships titles with two different partners and achieved a career high at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games claiming mixed doubles gold.

Liliyana Natsir (right) and partner Tontowi Ahmad with their gold medals at Rio 2016.

BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer lauded Natsir’s achievements.

“It is a rare honour for an athlete to be named to the BWF Hall of Fame, and Liliyana Natsir richly deserves this accolade,” Høyer said.

“She was among the very best mixed doubles players throughout her career. With an Olympic gold and silver, and four World Championships gold medals, Liliyana built a stellar record.

“She was a delight to watch as she somehow made a very difficult art look easy. I congratulate her on making the BWF Hall of Fame, and I’m sure that she will continue to inspire many more generations.”

Liliyana Natsir

With her unique, unfussy style and tremendous record over more than a decade, Liliyana Natsir is a standout figure of world badminton. Natsir’s first major title was World Championships gold in 2005 with the technically gifted Nova Widianto. The duo had a string of successes, winning the World Cup and the Asian Championships the next year, another World Championships gold in 2007, before winning silver at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Natsir was then paired with Tontowi Ahmad and the two quickly established a strong partnership. Despite the change in style of her partner, Natsir adapted well. The new partnership won bronze at the 2011 World Championships before eclipsing that at the World Championships in 2013, taking gold from two match points down in the final, and the World Championships in 2017. Gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016, on top of three straight All England crowns, established Natsir in the pantheon of greats.

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Liliyana will be recognised at a ceremony at the Istora Senayan on Saturday 18 June.

  • 11am Lilyana Natsir Press Conference
  • 11.30am BWF Hall of Fame Ceremony

Where To Watch: EAST VENTURES Indonesia Open 2022

Where To Watch: EAST VENTURES Indonesia Open 2022

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Where To Watch: DAIHATSU Indonesia Masters 2022

Where To Watch: DAIHATSU Indonesia Masters 2022

 

 

 

 

 

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2024年巴黎奥运会羽毛球参赛资格规则

2024年巴黎奥运会羽毛球参赛资格规则

世界羽毛球联合会(以下简称:BWF)的2024年巴黎奥运会参赛资格规则已经得到国际奥委会(以下简称:IOC)的批准。巴黎奥运会积分周期将于2023年5月1日开始持续到2024年4月28日,以2024年4月30日的奥运积分排名名单来确定。

羽毛球参赛总名额为172个(男86个,女86个),除常规名额(166个)外,还包括2个主办国名额和4个额外名额。每个国家或地区协会派出的男女运动员的名额都不得超过8个。

单打

在每个单打项目中,国家或地区协会至少需要两位球员排在奥运积分前16位,才能获得两个满额参赛名额。共有35个名额,一个东道国名额,两个额外名额。额外名额将在资格期结束后由三方委员会确定。每个单打项目还必须至少有两名来自五大洲协会的运动员,前提是他们的排名在前250名之内。

双打

在每个双打项目中,国家或地区协会至少需要两组球员排在奥运积分前8位,才能获得两个满额参赛名额。每个双打项目还必须至少有一对来自五大洲协会的运动员,前提是他们的排名在前50名之内。

考虑到所有项目的参赛资格,没有任何国家或地区协会可以在单个项目中派出超过2组以上运动员。

国际奥委会官网上查看已批准的2024年巴黎奥运会参赛资格规则

关于世锦赛的退赛声明

关于世锦赛的退赛声明

世界羽联确认将有大批印尼选手退出将于12月12日在西班牙韦尔瓦举行的2021道达尔能源世锦赛

印尼羽毛球协会(PBSI)周三上午宣布了这一消息,表达了与新冠肺炎疫情相关的担忧。还有一小部分印尼选手仍在签表中。

世界羽联对PBSI的决定感到失望,并对在抽签后退出感到遗憾。

然而,世界羽联和西班牙羽毛球联合会目前正根据地方和国家卫生当局制定的建议和措施,包括针对所有运动员、团队官员和主要利益攸关方的一套全面的安全协议,集中精力举办一场安全、成功的世锦赛。

此外男单卫冕冠军、世界第二桃田贤斗因伤退出比赛,世界羽联也确认了这一不幸消息。桃田贤斗还退出了上周的2021汇丰世界羽联世界巡回赛总决赛,并已返回日本。

混双7号种子陈炳顺吴柳莹在搭档13年后宣布解散,并退出世锦赛。

大多数球员现在已经安全抵达韦尔瓦并进入了“安全泡泡”。第一轮比赛将于当地时间周日上午10点开始。目前没有重新抽签的计划。

老牌男双高成炫/申白喆夺得法国公开赛冠军

老牌男双高成炫/申白喆夺得法国公开赛冠军
Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baekcheol.

2021尤尼克斯法国公开赛男双决赛中,韩国老将组合高成炫/申白喆击败了世界排名第一吉迪恩/苏卡穆约,自2019年澳大利亚公开赛后再次夺得男双冠军。

Shin Baekcheol.

这是属于两位老将的标志性胜利,他们用韩国的传统打法击败了世界最顶级的男双组合。34岁的高成炫和32岁的申白喆是2016年里约奥运会后退役的几对顶级男双选手之一;他们于2018年复出,但复出之旅磕磕绊绊。与此同时,小黄人组合将自己塑造成里约后男双一代的佼佼者。

但韩国老将今天的表现表明,他们的技术仍旧是最顶级的;不管对手的什么球,他们都用顽强的防守化解;他们调动苏卡穆约让他无法发挥前场的实力,当机会来临时,他们由守转攻一击制胜。

高成炫获得了他的第三个法国公开赛冠军(前两次分别搭档李龙大和金荷娜),申白喆获得了他的第一个法国公开赛冠军。“在来这里之前,我们都不认为我们能赢,”高成炫说。“每次胜利后,我们都感觉更好,今天我们超级开心。几年前我们离开了国家队,在疫情之后,这是我们第一次进入高级别赛事决赛,所以这对我们来说真的很重要。”

“与年轻选手相比,我们体能限制很大,所以很难跟上他们。我们有经验,这对我们今天很有帮助。这取决于具体情况。也许今天我们的处理得比对手好。他们真的是很好的球员。很难把他们和我们同时代的人相比。即使在那时,也有很多人比我们更好。”

申白喆说:“我们没有任何遗憾。但在我们不打球的那段时间里,我们对自己的未来感到不安。现在我们很高兴我们今天做到了。这是我第一次在法国参加决赛,所以意义重大。在这之后,我们将对未来的重大比赛更有信心。”

他们的的同胞李绍熙申昇瓒早些时候以21-17、21-12击败队友金昭映/孔熙容获得了女双冠军,继2019年后再次登上最高领奖台。

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2021苏迪曼杯:中国队第12次夺冠

2021苏迪曼杯:中国队第12次夺冠

2021道达尔能源世界羽联苏迪曼杯总决赛决赛中,卫冕冠军中国队以3-1击败日本队,第12次捧起苏迪曼杯。

纵观全场比赛,双方都展现了超强水准,年轻的球员们表现出了与久经沙场的球星们一样的抗压能力。在上一届苏迪曼杯上,日本队以0-3被中国队击败,这次他们试图推翻这一结果,但他们不得不再次区居亚军。

Zhou Hao Dong and He Ji Ting provided the breakthrough for China.

中国队教练张军谈到了对年轻队员的信任,以及他们在这场重大赛事中坚守立场的能力。让一位球员上两个单项的计划被搁置,中国选择了何济霆周昊东参加男双。

结果如愿以偿。保木卓朗/小林优吾在一个多小时的时间里与中国的年轻队员进行了战斗,但日本人错误地过度依赖防守。在比赛的最后阶段,何济霆/周昊东始终保持着进攻的活力,帮助中国队取得了领先。

“我们在四分之一决赛中输给了丹麦,我们吸取了教训——我们试着更有耐心,”周昊东说。

在上届苏迪曼杯决赛中,山口茜输给了陈雨菲。今天山口一心要进攻。日本人不愿意在对抗赛中留下遗憾,她保持着陈雨菲难以跟上的速度。即使当她的对手找到空档时,山口茜也依靠着顽强的跑动进行补救。正是这种更顽强的风格帮助山口茜赢得了比赛,因为陈雨菲在其他方面还是一如既往的精确和稳定。

Akane Yamaguchi kept Japan in the hunt.

“上一届苏迪曼杯我也是同样的情况,但我输了,所以我不想重蹈覆辙。而且,她是奥运会金牌得主,所以我决定挑战她。”山口说。“我只是想打一场稳定的比赛。我知道她打了几场长时间的比赛,一定会累的。我没有打过这么多长时间的比赛,所以我很有活力。”

在一场高质量的开局之后,男单比赛出现了最令人好奇的转折。开局似乎消耗了石宇奇太多精力,因此他放弃了第二局,把所有精力留到第三局上。无论是这一周累积的疲劳,还是仅仅精神上的压力,桃田贤斗又一次输了。世界第一面对石宇奇的不断高强度进攻,并没有什么办法能够应对,最终石宇奇以2-1击败对手,使中国队以2-1领先。

Shi Yu Qi took advantage of an under-par Momota.

桃田否认疲劳是他在第三局比赛中有点无精打采的原因。“我被对手的进攻能力压垮了,所以我输了。我没有那么累,但我找不到赢球的方法。”

石宇奇在庆祝他2019年7月受伤复出后的最佳时刻时,承诺要比受伤前更好。“我放弃了第二局以恢复我的体力。我必须把所有的精力都放在第三局比赛上。我有90%的最佳状态。赢得比赛是一件很棒的事情,但我的目标不是回到以前的水平——我要达到以前水平的120% !”

Chen Qing Chen is mobbed by her teammates after the women’s doubles victory gave the title to China.

日本最后的希望寄托在女双临时组合上,松本麻佑/松友美佐纪给陈清晨/贾一凡造成了不小的麻烦。中国组合一路经受着考验,她们表现出了出色的气质,关键时刻下手更加果断。

随着21-17 21-16的胜利,苏迪曼杯留在了中国。“奥运会之后,这个冠军让我们可以再次激励我们的队员,”张军说,“我们本届苏杯男双阵容上不是最完美的,对泰国和丹麦我们有一些困难,但我们决定让年轻球员上场,我们信任他们的能力,他们今天做的很好。”
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2021苏迪曼杯:克服困难,桃田贤斗重新出发

2021苏迪曼杯:克服困难,桃田贤斗重新出发
Kento Momota took time to find his game against Torjussen.

2021道达尔能源世界羽联苏迪曼杯总决赛 第三比赛日中,桃田贤斗率领的日本队5-0击败英格兰队,将与马来西亚队争夺小组头名位置。

在东京奥运会小组赛阶段被淘汰之后,球迷对桃田的状态充满了好奇。今天,在D组日本对阵英格兰的比赛中,渡边勇大/东野有纱帮助日本取得领先后,桃田贤斗在与世界排名第205位的托尔森的比赛中,看上去与巅峰时期的状态还相距甚远。

日本人经常被托尔森的杀直线所击溃,这位22岁的英格兰球员打得非常轻松,然而最后一记发球将优势拱手让给了桃田,他在第一局比赛中获得了信心,并在没有进一步失误的情况下结束了比赛。

“一开始我非常紧张,无法发挥自己的能力。接近第二局的时候,我让自己冷静下来,控制住自己的比赛。”

Johnnie Torjussen.

“我希望在专注度方面有所提高。我今天很紧张,不能专注于一件事。不过,好在我能让自己冷静下来。”

托尔森说,他对自己的表现感到惊讶。

“这对我来说绝对是一个惊喜,我不知道他是否感到紧张。很高兴看到我的扣杀能够穿透他的防守。我认为这对我来说绝对是一个巨大的信心助推器,能够在与世界上最好的球员的比赛中取得这样的成绩。我想在未来面对每一个球员时都这样做。”

本·莱恩和文迪不敌古贺辉/斋藤太一,没能阻止日本队。 山口茜以21-16/21-12击败霍尔顿,之后志田千阳/松山奈未在与布里奇/史密斯的比赛中直落两局,帮助日本队5-0完胜英格兰队。

在另一场B组比赛中,马来西亚以5比0击败埃及,而在B组中,中华台北以5比0击败德国,韩国以同样的优势击败了塔希提岛。

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Malaysia Masters: ‘Liberated’ Tunjung Busts Two-Year Hoodoo

Malaysia Masters: ‘Liberated’ Tunjung Busts Two-Year Hoodoo

A change in approach did the trick for Indonesia’s No.1 women’s singles player Gregoria Mariska Tunjung at the PERODUA Malaysia Masters 2022.

The 22-year-old ended her two-year wait for a quarterfinal place at an HSBC BWF World Tour event following her 21-11 21-9 win over Kim Ga Eun. The 2017 world junior champion had not progressed beyond the second round since making the last eight at the Thailand Masters in January 2020.

“I did think about this statistic before stepping onto court but as I was able to control the match from the start, I got the confidence to stay on top of her,” said Tunjung.

“I struggled with the pressure I put on myself of making the quarterfinals at previous events and I’ve realised it was weighing down on me so today I just let go. I’m happy I played without worrying about the final outcome, it was liberating.”

Against her 20th-ranked opponent at the Axiata Arena, world No.31 Tunjung was commanding from start to finish, wrapping up proceedings in 25 minutes.

Next up is world champion Akane Yamaguchi, whom Tunjung beat in the PETRONAS Malaysia Open 2022 first round last week.

Focused on the here and now, the Java native said: “I want to work on my weaknesses, especially the mental side of things. I want to worry less about results, just take it one step at a time.

“I want to better than the day before. That’s my approach going forward. My opponent tomorrow won’t be easy but I know what I want and that is to play at my maximum.”

Malaysia Masters: Home Duo Surprise Matsumoto/Nagahara

Malaysia Masters: Home Duo Surprise Matsumoto/Nagahara
Anna Ching (right) and Teoh Mei Xing.

A mental switch helped Malaysia’s Anna Ching Yik Cheong and Teoh Mei Xing catapult to their second big win in two weeks as they made the quarterfinals of the PERODUA Malaysia Masters 2022.

Having lost to two-time world champions Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara last week at the PETRONAS Malaysia Open after beating world No.3 Lee So Hee/Shin Seung Chan the previous day, the world No.37 duo resolved to not get affected by points that their opponents won.

“They didn’t play too differently from last time; we were not strong mentally last time when they won their points and got back into the game… this time, when they took one or two points, we didn’t break and focussed on getting back… it was a mental breakthrough and we are happy with that,” said Teoh Mei Xing.

“When we were closing in, my heart was beating fast, the whole thing was unbelievable. After that, when we won, it felt really, really good. We were quite comfortable throughout the match.”

Surprisingly, the world No.6 Japanese were under pressure throughout, troubled, as Matsumoto said later, by the left-right combination and their power. The only phase when they threatened to catch up was midway through the second, when they narrowed a six-point gap to nearly draw level, but the Malaysians shot ahead to close the match 21-11 21-15.

“It was on our minds that they’re two-time world champions. We’re very happy that we could perform well today,” said Anna Ching. “We thought about what went wrong the last time and worked on to see how far we could go against them again.”

It was a good day for the hosts in women’s doubles, with Pearly Tan/Thinaah Muralitharan joining their compatriots in the quarterfinals by beating world No.2 pair Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota.

World Champions Upset

Tabeling and Piek celebrate their first win in seven matches against the Thais.

Robin Tabeling and Selena Piek finally broke through against Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai after six consecutive losses.

Their 17-21 21-15 21-13 win over the world champions saw them make their second quarterfinal in two weeks.

“We always had the feeling we could match with them, but they sneaked a way at the end of each game,” said Tabeling. “That also happened in the first game. From the start of the second we hung in there, we didn’t give up, and then you could see them get uncomfortable and struggling with confidence.”

Although the Dutch lost in the first round of the Indonesia Open and the Indonesia Masters, their form was an indicator of better results.

“We only played only one bad match at the start of Indonesia,” said Piek. “Then we played Watanabe and Higashino, that was a very good match as well, we should’ve beaten them. We had a week practice in between with the (Malaysian) national team, so maybe that helped us well to get used to Asian power. What we did well was we could control the shuttle in the drift and in halls like this, when you get confident in the drift, your opponents get even more insecure. We took advantage of that.”

Highlights

Akane Yamaguchi beat Wang Zhi Yi for the first time.

Akane Yamaguchi won her first match over Wang Zhi Yi after three losses, 12-21 21-13 21-12.

Pusarla V Sindhu set up a quarterfinal against Tai Tzu Ying by beating Zhang Yi Man 21-12 21-10.

♦ Veterans Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan outplayed young Chinese Ren Xiang Yu/Tan Qiang 21-14 18-21 21-15.

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Malaysia Masters: Birthday Girl Pusarla Eyes Icing on Cake

Malaysia Masters: Birthday Girl Pusarla Eyes Icing on Cake

A day after turning 27, Pusarla V. Sindhu prepared herself for more celebrations by moving into the PERODUA Malaysia Masters 2022 second round.

In one of the heavyweight clashes of the first round, Pusarla got the better of He Bing Jiao 21-13 17-21 21-15 after doing battle for 57 minutes. It avenged her opening day defeat to the Chinese at the EAST VENTURES Indonesia Open 2022 three weeks ago.

A great start to the decider, which saw the Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist race into a healthy 13-3 lead, proved decisive.

“Leading from the beginning helped a lot because although she tried coming back, I was able to stay ahead,” admitted the world No.7, who has now won four of her last five tussles with He.

“You can’t relax until the last minute because she’s a deceptive player. You can’t just say it’s over or you’ve won because it’s never that way.”

Asked how her birthday party went, Pusarla replied: “It was really nice. Of course, I miss my family but my friends (in Kuala Lumpur) celebrated it really well.

“My parents sent me a cake and a lot of people, including my fans did the same so I really enjoyed it. This win is some sort of an early gift because it was against a tough opponent but it’s not yet over. Good start to the celebrations but I wish to do well in this tournament.”

 

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Meanwhile, men’s singles sixth seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, still waiting for an individual title since winning the Indonesia Masters 2020, does not believe he is on course to ending his drought following the withdrawals of world No.1 Viktor Axelsen and No.5 Lee Zii Jia.

“That’s not how I look at it,” said the Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist, who prevailed 8-21 21-14 22-20 against Kenta Nishimoto after wasting four match points.

“Every match is difficult, doesn’t matter who’s left, we all stand the same chance of succeeding. Everyone wants a title, myself included, as it’s been a long time since I got one but my focus is to regain my best form. I got some confidence after the Thomas Cup so I feel I’m on my way there.”

Nishimoto and Ginting played an entertaining match.

Other Highlights

♦ World No.150 mixed pair Chen Tang Jie/Peck Yen Wei stunned eighth seeds Mark Lamsfuss/Isabel Lohau 21-17 21-11.

♦ Wang Tzu Wei persevered in the longest match of the day (93 minutes) to get past seventh seed Jonatan Christie 16-21 21-18 27-25.

 Results (Day 2)

Order of Play (Day 3)

马来西亚大师赛:首日比赛,好戏连番上演!

马来西亚大师赛:首日比赛,好戏连番上演!
Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi pulled off a narrow win over Liu Yu Chen/Ou Xuan Yi.

2022年马来西亚大师赛首日的争夺非常激烈,尤其是在男子双打方面。男双首轮比赛好戏纷呈,阿斯特鲁普/拉斯姆森对阵崔率圭/金元昊;谢定峰/苏伟译对阵古贺辉/斋藤太一,以及阿尔弗兰/阿里安托对阵吴世飞/努伊祖丁。

还有一场备受瞩目的焦点战,印尼公开赛冠军刘雨辰/欧烜屹对阵马来西亚公开赛冠军保木卓朗/小林优吾。

这场对决的激烈程度可想而知,两对组合拼至最后一刻才决出胜负。最终,中国组合错过两个赛点,以18-21 24-22 20-22不敌日本组合,遗憾首轮出局。

“我们当然知道他们是强硬的对手,而且不久前赢得了印尼公开赛的冠军。我们的第一轮就像一场决赛。我们在周日赢得了马来西亚公开赛,没有什么时间来恢复。今天进入比赛状态比较慢,但小林试图让我们冷静下来,耐心地去打每一分,这很有帮助。”保木卓朗说。

“在周日的决赛之后,我们很难重新调整心态。今天我们在逆境下扭转局面,感觉非常好,这就是我们庆祝的原因。”小林优吾补充说。

Goh V Shem and Low Juan Shen upset All England champions Fikri/Maulana.

“双阿”组合阿尔菲安/阿里安托在马来西亚公开赛之后,以21-14 22-20再次战胜马来西亚组合吴世飞/努伊祖丁。
在首日的其余比赛中,全英冠军费克里/姆拉纳在三局不敌马来西亚组合吴蔚昇/刘隽程,无缘晋级次轮。

“说实话,这不是一场容易的比赛,但我们可以感觉到在第二局比赛中他们有很大的压力,所以我们利用优势将比赛拖入决胜局。在第三局比赛中,刚开始他们有些不稳定,进攻的时候犹豫不决,而观众站在我们这一边,所以我们一直在进攻。球迷给了我们信心,让我们保持清醒。”吴蔚昇赛后说道。

Other Highlights高光时刻

♦ 德国组合拉姆斯福斯/赛德尔直落两局,21-17 21-18战胜韩国组合徐承宰/姜敏赫,晋级第二轮。

♦ 本土作战的张清玉/张湄鑫以 21-19 21-17击败泰国组合本雅帕/努特卡恩,挺进次轮。

World Badminton Day: ‘Best Seat in the House’

World Badminton Day: ‘Best Seat in the House’

BWF Semi-Professional Umpire Jiten Bhatt talks about his journey as a Technical Official and how he manages to enjoy the job despite its various pressures and challenges.

Early association with badminton

I was born in Africa and brought up in the UK, where I went to school and started working. I was transferred in my job to Australia in 2003. I’ve been a player since I was a kid. I started off in the backyard playing with my aunts and my mom, and then eventually played with friends and started at school. So I was a player, but not really high level.

An innovative idea… and a new beginning

When I moved to Australia, I started playing at a club. There was a tournament and some of the club players had entered, so I went to support them and just be in the crowd. The event was short of umpires so they were looking for volunteers.

So I started helping. I was doing one match where Kelly Hoare – she’s now a BWF Umpire Assessor — was playing women’s doubles. This was back in the day when they had the 15-point system. Keeping track of the serves, I came up with my own method using shuttles to keep track of who was serving and on which side. When she asked to change the shuttle, I asked her to hand me the used shuttle; she was curious and asked me to talk to her afterwards.

“You want make things as fair as possible,” says Jiten Bhatt.

At the end of the match, she asked me if I wanted to know the correct way to do it.

She gave me details about an umpires course. I went to a local umpires course where they go through the rules and the laws over a number of weeks, and then the practical side of things. I’d go down to small tournaments to help. And then I started going through all the various assessments.

Handling pressure

I’ve been umpiring for many years. As you go through that your experience gets better. You get better at being able to handle situations. Initially, you start in your small state, there are hardly any spectators. And then you get to events like the Indonesia Open, which is the pinnacle, I believe. I came once to Istora as an international line judge back in 2008, during the Thomas Cup. It was just an amazing experience; you couldn’t even hear yourself shout out.

At these kinds of stadiums through the years, you build your confidence and comfort levels, being in the situation and being in the spotlight. Because you’re going into a crowd, everybody’s watching you and you’ve got to make sure that you keep everything going as smoothly as possible. And of course you want make things as fair as possible.

Umpiring in the age of social media

I suppose that’s the daunting part. But we’re just like the players, we can make mistakes. (With social media) If you make a mistake, the whole world knows that you’ve made a mistake. But I’m not a machine, I’m not a robot. I’m going to make a mistake here and there, but I’m going to try my best not to.

When we’re in here, we are working hard. Sometimes the days are very long. Everybody goes through all of that. It is hard work but we try to enjoy that process.

Keeping a close eye on the proceedings.

Enjoy the action, or stay removed?

I’m on the chair. I’m enjoying it. One of the things that I’ve learned is that it can be stressful if you’re worrying about the court, but you shouldn’t. This is your time. You’re watching the game but you’re enjoying it from the best seat in the house.

One lesson for life from umpiring

You will sometimes have moments where it’s not so great. But if you keep working at it, there are moments which are great and very, very high and uplifting. And you can learn from everything, and you can grow and things get easier. But just because it gets easier, doesn’t mean that you should lower your standards.

What badminton means

It’s opened up a whole new world. It’s been amazing the journey in terms of where you are, and it gives you growth as a person. You learn various lessons through your journey. It’s like anything you put your mind to. Like the players, they get better at skills the more they train. Same thing in umpiring, we’re learning skills, we’re learning techniques all the way through our journey and it’s never ending.

Malaysia Masters: Thrillers on Opening Day

Malaysia Masters: Thrillers on Opening Day
Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi pulled off a narrow win over Liu Yu Chen/Ou Xuan Yi.

It was an extraordinarily intense opening day at the PERODUA Malaysia Masters 2022, particularly in men’s doubles. Indeed, the opening round saw a faceoff between champions of the last two HSBC BWF World Tour events – Indonesia Open winners Liu Yu Chen/Ou Xuan Yi against Malaysia Open winners Takuro Hoki/Yugo Kobayashi.

There were other contests that were as competitive: Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen against Choi Sol Gyu/Kim Won Ho; Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik versus Akira Koga/Taichi Saito, and Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto against Goh Sze Fei/Nur Izzuddin – who just last Saturday were playing the semifinals of the Malaysia Open.

As expected, the clash between Liu/Ou and Hoki/Kobayashi went down the wire. The Chinese had two match points which the Japanese saved and then celebrated wildly after they pulled off the win at 21-14 22-24 22-20.

“Of course we knew they were tough opponents and had won the Indonesia Open. We thought the first round was like a final. But as we’d won the Malaysia Open on Sunday, there was little time to recover. So I was not really into the match, but Kobayashi tried to calm us down and was patient and that helped,” said Hoki.

“After Sunday’s final, it was difficult to reset our minds. We could turn it around after our opponents were leading, we felt very good about it and that’s why we were celebrating,” added his partner.

Goh V Shem and Low Juan Shen upset All England champions Fikri/Maulana.

Alfian/Ardianto repeated their Malaysia Open result over Goh Sze Fei/Nur Izzuddin, but it was a harder battle this time, with the Indonesians having to stave off a game point.

Among the casualties on the opening day were All England champions Muhammad Shohibul Fikri/Bagas Maulana, beaten in three games by Malaysians Goh V Shem/Low Juan Shen.

“It was not an easy match to be honest but we could sense they were under pressure in the second game so we took advantage to force a decider,” said Goh V Shem. “They looked a bit unsettled at the start of the third game, almost hesitant in their shots and the crowd was behind us so we kept attacking and that combination was a treat. The fans helped a lot, they gave us confidence and kept us awake.”

Other Highlights

♦ Mark Lamsfuss/Marvin Seidel beat Kang Min Hyuk/Seo Seung Jae 21-17 21-18.

♦ Anna Ching Yik Cheong/Teoh Mei Xing beat Benyapa Aimsaard/Nuntakarn Aimsaard 21-19 21-17.

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BWF Celebrates Inaugural World Badminton Day

BWF Celebrates Inaugural World Badminton Day

Thousands of people have picked up a badminton racket today as part of the inaugural World Badminton Day celebrations.

A total of 199 official registered events from 60 countries were planned, giving people and communities an opportunity to experience fun and inclusive badminton for the first time.

While the events ranged in size, location, and focus; the common theme was to celebrate and promote badminton for all.

BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer thanked the badminton community for getting involved.

“World Badminton Day provides a unique opportunity for us to simultaneously celebrate and promote the sport we love by encouraging more people to pick up a racket,” said Høyer.

“It’s been fantastic to see so many people getting involved and trying badminton.

“We are very proud that badminton is an inclusive sport for all, and I’d like to thank all our Members, partners, players, coaches, and volunteers for being part of this celebration.

“We hope that through flagship projects like Shuttle Time and AirBadminton that participation numbers will continue to soar.”

It was over 87 years ago, on 5 July 1934, that the International Badminton Federation (now BWF) was founded.

In recognition of this significant date, and to make this a day of celebration for badminton globally, World Badminton Day will now be held every 5 July.

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BWF Celebrates Inaugural World Badminton Day

BWF Celebrates Inaugural World Badminton Day

Thousands of people have picked up a badminton racket today as part of the inaugural World Badminton Day celebrations.

A total of 199 official registered events from 60 countries were planned, giving people and communities an opportunity to experience fun and inclusive badminton for the first time.

While the events ranged in size, location, and focus; the common theme was to celebrate and promote badminton for all.

BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer thanked the badminton community for getting involved.

“World Badminton Day provides a unique opportunity for us to simultaneously celebrate and promote the sport we love by encouraging more people to pick up a racket,” said Høyer.

“It’s been fantastic to see so many people getting involved and trying badminton.

“We are very proud that badminton is an inclusive sport for all, and I’d like to thank all our Members, partners, players, coaches, and volunteers for being part of this celebration.

“We hope that through flagship projects like Shuttle Time and AirBadminton that participation numbers will continue to soar.”

It was over 87 years ago, on 5 July 1934, that the International Badminton Federation (now BWF) was founded.

In recognition of this significant date, and to make this a day of celebration for badminton globally, World Badminton Day will now be held every 5 July.

Find out more about Shuttle Time

Find out more about AirBadminton

Relief Through Badminton at a Time of Tumult

Relief Through Badminton at a Time of Tumult
Polina Buhrova at the PETRONAS Malaysia Open last week.

How does one focus on sport when there is war back home?

World No.125 Polina Buhrova’s thoughts are far from Kuala Lumpur even though she was at the PETRONAS Malaysia Open 2022 as a spectator. War at home is a terrifying reality that she has to grapple with; yet, the 18-year-old is remarkably composed.

Buhrova has been in Kuala Lumpur since mid-June preparing for the European Junior Championships in August, having followed her national coach, who is Malaysian. There are obvious concerns over sponsorship and her future after the European Juniors; her way of dealing with the tumult is to zero in on the moment, to allow the moment to temporarily shut off larger concerns.

Polina Buhrova at the India Open in January 2022.

“I’m trying to do my best and focus on the tournament and on my performance, but it’s hard because all my thoughts are in Ukraine with my parents, with my relatives, with my teammates, so it’s a little difficult, but I try to focus and I think it will go the right way,” she says.

“I just try to focus on my performance and at the highest level of performance for my country, for my parents, for me, also for my coaches, and at practice, I focus on some individual moments, for example on my movements or my shots, some little parts of badminton.”

Buhrova began her career when she was 13. Last year she won three events including the Latvia International, and was runner-up at the Italian International. This year, she has played eight events, and hopes to play regularly on the World Tour after the European Juniors.

“My big goal is the European Junior Championships, which is the last junior event for me. So of course, I will prepare for the gold medal. In future I really hope this war will finish and I can go home but we’re not sure. So now I just have my goals like the European Junior Championship, and some tournaments like the Super 100 or 300 or 500, and try to move there and put all my strength, all my focus, all my thoughts on high performances there… I cannot say that I will come home or I will stay in Malaysia because I don’t know. but I hope that something will happen and the situation will be better and I will go home or I will have some solutions. And yes, my goal is going into the big arenas like the Super 1000, Super 750 and of course take medals there.”

What, therefore, does badminton mean to a player whose future has been threatened by war?

“Badminton is my life, my profession. So I will keep moving on this way, I will try my best. I will do everything which can help me, my country, the Ukrainians; all my wins will be for the Ukrainian people.”

马来西亚公开赛:郑思维/黄雅琼再创佳绩

马来西亚公开赛:郑思维/黄雅琼再创佳绩

郑思维黄雅琼在与其他球员搭档短暂出战后再次搭档——2022马来西亚公开赛是他们今年连续获得的第五个冠军头衔。 那么,为什么曾经获得两届世锦赛冠军的他们在赛季初与其他球员合作出战呢?

“我们与不同的合作伙伴尝试了不同的打法,这有助于我们了解自己的优势,所以当我们再次搭档时,我们可以利用这些优势更好地配合,”黄雅琼说。

他们的统治力非常强,以至于在过去的三站比赛中,他们只输掉了两局比赛。 在马来西亚,唯一对他们构成威胁的组合是法国二人组吉凯尔德尔吕,但中国组合经受住了这一挑战。 然而,他们对自己的统治力持谨慎态度。

Huang guards the front while Zheng powers the attack.

“我不认为我们是不可战胜的,”黄雅琼说。 “我们只是准备得很好。 我们已经成熟并且更加稳定。”

他们最近的表现要追溯到2020年东京奥运会决赛。他们意外输给了队友王懿律和黄东萍。 郑思维承认失败激励了他们。

“当然,奥运会上的失利对我们产生了很大的影响,”郑思维说。 “它打击了我们,但也让我们更加坚定,并教会我们在精神上更加稳定。”

尽管他们最近以无懈可击的状态赢得了他们的第 19 次 BWF 世界巡回赛冠军和第 26个双打冠军,但郑思维和黄雅琼表示不会让他们的对手松一口气,他们依旧渴望胜利。

“我们只想专注于打好每场比赛、赢得冠军,就是这样,”郑思维说。

一些里程碑

♦ 2022 年马来西亚公开赛是郑思维/黄雅琼今年连续获得的第五个冠军。

♦ 他们在过去三站比赛中只输了两局比赛。

♦ 这是他们第 19 次获得汇丰世界羽联世界巡回赛冠军,也是他们第 26 次作为双人组合获得冠军。

♦ 郑思维在马来西亚公开赛取得了四连冠,这是混双单项的罕见壮举。 他的第一个马来西亚公开赛冠军是2017年和陈清晨搭档获得的,后三个是和黄雅琼搭档获得的。

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