Indonesian Duo Win the Mixed Doubles Title
- 12 March 2012
The mixed doubles final was between Denmark's Thomas Laybourn(NS9900)/ Kamilla Rytter Juhl(ARC10) and Indonesiaes Tontowi Ahmad(AT900P)/ Liliyana Natsir(NR700RP). Laybourn and Juhl had a solid journey since last week, however, Ahmad and Natsir played phenomenal to win the All England title for the first time. We are extremely happy to win this tournament." Natsir commented brightly at the press.
The men's singles final between Lee Chong Wei(VTZF) and Lin Dan was scheduled on the last match of the day. Before the match, the arena was filled with a full of huge cheer for both heroes. During the first game, Lee called doctor for his shoulder injury. He continued to play, but lost the first game with 19-21.
Unfortunately for Lee, he called the referee once again to retire during the second game, 2-6. After the match, he commented by his Twitter, gItfs a hard day, hard game. Ifm really sorry that I couldnft fight and play on but the injury was just too much." He couldnft shoot his trademark smash in the final, however, he surely showed his world top level performance through the event.
It was an another great year of All England Open. YONEX would like to thank all the fans for all the support!
Tournament Result [Finals]
Lin Dan(CHN) def. Lee Chong Wei(MAS) 21-19 6-2Ret.
Tontowi Ahmad/ Liliyana Natsir(INA) def. Thomas Laybourn/ Kamilla Rytter Juhl(DEN) 21-17 21-19