2015 BWF World Championships: Carolina Dominates for 2nd Year; Mohammad and Hendra Win 2nd Gold

Team YONEX shuttlers boasted remarkable on-court performances at the 2015 BWF World Championships which came to a close on August 16th.



In women’s singles Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEEDSHB-02LX) maintained her position as the World Champion, triumphing at the tournament for a second consecutive year. The World No. 1 Spaniard got the edge over Korean Sung Ji Hyun in a three-game semifinal grabbing 10 straight points from 8-13 in the third game, leading her to a 21-17, 15-21, 21-16 win. Carolina proceeded to meet India’s Saina Nehwal (NANORAY 900, SHB02LTD) in the final match. World No. 2 Saina became the first Indian player to advance to a World Championships final after defeating local shuttler Lindaweni Fanetri (NANORAY Z-SPEED) in the semifinal in straight games at 21-17 21-17. Saina had the lead at 12-6 in the final match’s second game, but Carolina came storming back. Pouring significant pressure on her opponent, the Spanish firecracker shot off seven points in row, summarily winning the match at 21-16 21-19, and brilliantly earning her second World Championships gold medal.

In men’s doubles, local pair Mohammad Ahsan (NANORAY 900, SHB-75EX) and Hendra Setiawan (NANORAY 900, SHB-75EX) won their second World Championships gold medal. The World No. 3 pair defeated World No. 1 pair Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong in the semifinal in straight games at 21-17 21-19, booking a place in this year’s World Championships final on their local soil. The modern local legends faced Liu Xiaolong and Qiu Zihan of China in their bid for the gold, harnessing their keen teamwork and wit to make it past tough opposition on the part of their Chinese opponents in the first game, then proceeding to break them down in second, recording a straight 21-17 21-14 win in 37 minutes. Backed by the roars of their home crowd, the pair earned the gold medal once again, following up on their win in 2013.

Lee Chong Wei (DUORA 10SHB01LTD) placed as the silver medallist in men’s singles, scoring a straight-game win over Danish Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, SHBSC6iEX) at 21-7 21-19 in the semifinal. Kamilla Rytter Juhl (NANORAY 900SHB87LTD) and Christinna Pedersen (NANORAY 800, SHB-02LX) also placed as silver medallists, recording a confident 21-12 21-15 win over Japan’s Naoko Fukuman (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune) and Kurumi Yonao (ARCSABER 11) in the semifinal.

2015 BWF World Championships Results

Men’s Singles Final

[1] Chen Long (CHN) def. Lee Chong Wei (DUORA 10SHB01LTD)(MAS) 21-14 21-17

Men’s Doubles Final

[3] Mohammad Ahsan (NANORAY 900, SHB-75EX) and Hendra Setiawan (NANORAY 900, SHB-75EX)(INA) def. [9] Liu Xiaolong/Qiu Zihan (CHN) 21-17 21-14

Women’s Singles Final

Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEEDSHB-02LX)(ESP) def. Saina Nehwal (NANORAY 900, SHB02LTD)(IND) 21-16 21-19

Women’s Doubles Final

[5] Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei (CHN) def. [4] Kamilla Rytter Juhl (NANORAY 900SHB87LTD) and Christinna Pedersen (NANORAY 800, SHB-02LX) 23-25 21-8 21-15

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