We have Junior World Champions

The finals day has been lived intensely in the capital of the Cantabrian Sea. In the Palacio de Deportes de Santander the chosen ones meet, the survivors of the individual event had today their most important appointment of the year.

The morning began with the presentation of awards and authorities, being especially emotional the farewell as BWF referee of Cornelia Schneider.

Here is a brief summary of each final with the podium result.

Men’s Singles

Both players had us on the edge of the third game. After a resounding victory in the first game, Kuo, on the verge of clinching the second set, lost 3 match points in a row. However, the Chinese Taipei player was able to move up a gear and overcame the Indian by 22 – 20.

  • Gold: Kuo (Chinese Taipei)
  • Silver: Subramanian (India)
  • Bronze: Teeraratsakul (Thailand) – Kim (Korea)

Women’s Singles

The youngest duel of the finals, with both athletes aged 16. A very close duel throughout, with few moments where a clear winner could be defined. In the end, it was the patient Japanese who came out on top. However, both have shown an astronomical level.

  • Gold: Mizayaki (Japan)
  • Silver: Yuan (China)
  • Bronze: Yoshikawa (Japan) – Wardoyo (Japan)

Mixed Doubles

After a strong start by the pair Zhu – Liu, their teammates Lao – Huang came back to life in the second game. However, it was not enough to snatch the win from their compatriots.

  • Gold: Zhu – Liu (China)
  • Silver: Lao – Huang (China)
  • Bronze: Yu / Qin (China) – Sheng / Li (China) 

Men’s Doubles

A lot of intensity in this great match. Short points, with a lot of speed. The shuttlecocks had to work hard to win the world trophy. The ….. finally won the match by….

  • Gold: Erwiansa – Rindorindo (Indonesia)
  • Silver: Xu – Zhu (China)
  • Bronze: Cho / Park (Korea) – Gaterahong / Jintamuttha (Thailand)

Women’s Doubles

A match full of long rallies that tested the endurance of the athletes and delighted the audience. Despite the intensity, the Chinese dominated in the end of sets, taking the championship by right.

  • Gold: Liu – Wang (China)
  • Silver: Puspita – Rose (Indonesia)
  • Bronzes: Kiyama / Muroya (Japan) – Ishikawa / Kiyoshe (Japan)

Thanks to all the participants, to the local organisation and to the city of Cantabria for welcoming us warmly. See you next time!