2014 World Championships | August 25-31 | Copenhagen, Denmark
Final day notes & results
Former World No.1 teammates Lee Yong Dae
and Ko Sung Hyun
faced off against each other in the men’s doubles final. Four of the five final matches lasted over an hour. Here’s the final results:
"Victory Number": 5
The number of match points Lee Yong Dae
and Yoo Yeon Seong
needed in their nail-biting semifinals defeat of local hope, Denmark’s Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen, who were once a No.1 team as well. Lee
led by 21-12 and 20-14 only to see the Danes fought back to 20-18. They finally closed out the gate the next point when Boe/Mogensen’s attack sailed just long, but had to wait another 30 seconds after a failed “challenge” from the no.3 seeds.
Player of the week
21-year-old Carolina Marin became the first Spaniard to ever reach a World Championship final, and also became the first European World Champion in the women’s singles for 15 years, after she came through an epic battle over top seed Li Xuerui.
Battle of the week
VICTOR player, 20-year-old Indonesian Anggia Shitta Awanda and Della Destiara Haris sent shockwaves to the women’s doubles draw by beating the World No.1 team and the hot favorite Bao Yixin/Tang Jinhua, 21-14 21-18, in the second round with formidable attack and defense combinations. Their dream run ended in the quarterfinals by eventual winners Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei. Zhao made it double as she did at the 2012 London Olympics as she won also in the mixed with Zhang Nan.
VICTOR STAR of the week
Former No.1, Ko Sung Hyun
teamed up with Shin Baek Choel
and surprised his No.1 partner back then, Lee Yong Dae
, with a lively performance of consistent intensity. Although the current World No.1s, Lee and Yoo Yeon Seong, appeared to aim at the less experienced Shin
, equipped with a powerful VICTOR TK-9000
stayed tenacious for a match of his life, by the scores of nerve-wracking 22-20 21-23 21-18.
(front) and Lee
moved to the men's doubles World No.1 two weeks ago. It is a third time Lee
reaches the top with a third different partner. © Badmintonphoto
( Edit by VICTOR Badminton )