Fine Start for YONEX Shuttlers in Copenhagen

The 2014 BWF World Championships kicked off on August 25th in Copenhagen, Denmark. The world’s star players, Lee Chong Wei (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II LCWSHB01LTD), Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II, SHBSC6iEX) and Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11, SHB-87EX) advanced to the second round, winning their opening matches in straight sets.

Appearing in a tournament for the first time in his brand new signature gear, world No. 1 Chong Wei defeated Lee Dong Keun from Korea at 21-11 21-12. In the first game, Chong Wei boasted amazing attacks from 3-4, taking the lead by 11-4 with a succession of lightning smashes. He will face Dieter Domke (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II) of Germany next, who won a tough match against Kasyap Parupalli (ARCSABER 11) 26-24 13-21 21-18.

World No. 3 Jan exhibited excellent playing skills on his home turf, defeating Belgium’s Maxime Moreels, 21-15 21-11. Meanwhile, Viktor also grasped a victory in his homeland, winning his first round match against Henri Hurskainen of Sweden by 21-14 21-15. These three stars are in the top half of the men’s singles draw, with the bottom half set to be carried out on Tuesday, 26th.

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Men’s Singles

[1]Lee Chong Wei (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II LCWSHB01LTD)(MAS) def. Lee Dong Keun (KOR) 21-11 21-12

[3]Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II)(DEN) def. Maxime Moreels (BEL) 21-15 21-11

[14]Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11)(DEN) def. Henri Hurskainen (SWE) 21-14 21-15

Dieter Domke (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II)(GER) def. Kashyap Parupalli (ARCSABER 11)(IND) 26-24 13-21 21-18

Women’s Singles

Michelle Li (NANORAY 900SHBF1NLX)(CAN) def. Fontaine Mica Chapman (ENG) 28-26 21-17

Yip Pui Yin (ARCSABER 11)(HKG) def. Chloe Magee (IRL) 21-15 21-15

Petya Nedelcheva (VOLTRIC 80)(BUL) def. Marija Ulitina (UKR) 23-21 22-20

Sarah Walker (VOLTRIC 70) def. Sannatasah Saniru (MAS) 21-18 19-21 21-12

Men’s Doubles

Mads Pieler Kolding (ARCSABER 11)/Mads Conrad-Petersen (DEN) def. Vladimir Ivanov(VOLTRIC 80)/Ivan Sozonov (VOLTRIC 80)(RUS) 21-18 21-18

Takeshi Kamura (ARCSABER 11)/Keigo Sonoda (ARCSABER 11)(JPN) def. Kang Jun/Liu Cheng (CHN) 16-21 21-19 21-17

Women’s Doubles

Hoo Vivian Kah Mun (NANORAY Z-SPEEDSHB87LTD)/Woon Khe Wei (NANOSPEED 9900)(MAS) def. Sarka Krizkova/Katerina Tomalova (CZE) 21-11 21-12

Johanna Goliszewski (NANORAY 800)/Birgit Michels (NANORAY 700FX)(GER) def. Natalya Voytsekh/Yelyzaveta Zharka (UKR) 21-15 21-12

Mixed Doubles

Anders Kristiansen (ARCSABER 11)/Julie Houmann (ARCSABER 9FL)(DEN) def. Tarun Kona/Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) 21-16 27-25

Vitalij Durkin (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II)/Nina Vislova (ARCSABER 8DX)(RUS) def. Oliver Leydon-Davis/Susannah Leydon-Davis (NZL) 21-15 21-17

Mads Pieler Kolding (ARCSABER 11)/Kamilla Rytter Juhl (NANORAY Z-SPEED)(DEN) def. Raymond Tam/Gronya Somerville (AUS)