Inthanon Makes History; The Three Times Champion!
- 08 November 2011
The two times World Junior champion, Ratchanok Inthanon won her third straight title to become the first triple winner in the history of the event, defeating her Indonesian opponent 21-6, 18-21 and 21-13 in 54 minutes. And 16 years old Inthanon still has a chance to break her world winning record again next year!
The champion of the 2010 World Junior Championships, Viktor Axelsen (VT80) advanced to the final two years in a row and won the runner-up of the championships. After the game, he commented on his facebook page, “I lost the final today 19-21 in the decider. The game was up and down, with a lot of mistakes.. But in the end, my opponent was more cleaver than I was. I never really felt that I found my highest level, and I am very disappointed at the moment. But that is life, and I have to learn from that, even though it is tough at the moment."
In the men’s doubles, Malaysians Nelson Wei Keat Heg (AT900-P) and Ee Yi Teo (AT900-P) won their first title of the championships. They advanced to the final last year and finally won the gold medal.
In the mixed doubles, it was an all-Indonesian affair with seeded pair, Alfian Eko Prasetya (VT80) and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja (ARC9FL) winning a close game, 12-21, 21-17 and 25-23.
Ratchanok Inthanon and Viktor Axelsen' images are from the Denmark Open 2011.
Nelson Wei Keat Heg/Ed Yi Teo(MAS)[3/4]
Po Jui Huang/Chia Yu Lin[VT70](TPE)
Lee So Hee/Shin Seung Chan(KOR)[3/4]
Shella Devi Aulia/Anggia Shitta Awanda[ARC10/AT900-P](INA)[5/8]
Alfian Eko Prasetya/Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja(INA)
Ronald Alexander/Nuraidah Tiara Rosalia[VT80/ARC10](INA)[9/16]