TOTAL BWF WORLD Championships 2018 : Preliminary Rounds (30 July-02 August)

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  1. CLELY

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    Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Sports Park Arena | 30 July-05 August 2018

    Grade 1 - BWF Event (Individual Tournament)

    Tournament Website : - http://www.nanjing2018.com/
    - http://bwfworldchampionships.com/

    Tournament time-table : http://bwfworldchampionships.com/schedule

    Daily Schedule/LiveScore/Result : https://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=0A074714-6125-4D05-8B24-EF5594A30C02

    CHN time : https://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wtzresult.php?CiID=3571&forma=Find Time

    DRAW : https://bwfextranet.com/docs/events/3213/docs/Draws TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018.XLSX

    Live-Streaming : - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChh-akEbUM8_6ghGVnJd6cQ
    - http://videostream.dn.ua/videopage/videoPage.php?g=c2J2b2JoK2F0Y3ZsbmhZ&c=en&i=eWlhaXVidGd1bA№f№f

    2017 WORLD CHAMPIONS & All Medalists => http://bwfworldchampionships.com/results/2663/total-bwf-world-championships-2017/podium
    MS - Viktor Axelsen (DEN)
    WS - Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)
    MD - Liu Cheng/Zhang Nan (CHN)
    WD - Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan (CHN)
    XD - Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir (INA)


    China will host one of badminton “grand slam” event for third time after Beijing (1987) and Guangzhou (2013). This year Nanjing, a historical and ancient city in East China region is awarded to stage seven-day world class action.

    The 24th BWF World Championships portrays the most challenging and difficult times for badminton powerhouse China to extend their glorious feat in all five categories since initial participation in 1983 following unimpressive, flop display and the latest setback occured in South East Asia BWF World Tour.

    On contrary, Japan badminton profile has risen sharply yet indicates positive trend that demonstrated by fruitfullness of their players in top-tier tournaments recently. The Rising Sun land has best opportunity to end title drought since won the only World Championships gold medal through WD pair Etsuko Toganoo/Emiko Ueno at inaugural showcase, Malmo 1977.

    MEN’S SINGLES
    • Interesting fact records only three nations that carve successful story to grab prestigious World Champion crown in this category, China (13 times), Indonesia (6) and Denmark (3). Maybe the time will be arrived for other nations to taste the glory.
    • The limping bottom-half of draw will see the awakening of Kento Momota and rejuvenated Kidambi Srikanth as the favourites to cross sword in semifinal post Lee Chong Wei shocking withdrawal due to respiratory illness also last year bronze medalist Son Wan Ho as well who cancelled his trip caused by leg injury.
    • Momota is back to his best and spread the scariest threat to tackle top names like Viktor Axelsen, Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long more than once recently. Srikanth is battling injury after scored dazzling performance last season and trying to make amends in capital city of Jiangsu Province.
    • Apart of those leading figures, home representatives will rely on living-legend Lin Dan, the Olympic Champion Chen Long and All England champion Shi Yuqi. But the trio have no eye-catching feat instead of unconvincing fashion lately, only emerged as Thomas Cup winner last May. Much awaited clash will see title-holder Axelsen and Chen Long facing off in last eight.
    • Some names who may spring upset to steal the show, Chou Tien Chen, Prannoy, Ng Ka Long and Indonesian darkhorses Ginting-Christie-Sugiarto.
    *Last 10 World Champions :
    2005 - Taufik Hidayat (INA)
    2006 - Lin Dan (CHN)
    2007 – Lin Dan (CHN)
    2009 – Lin Dan (CHN)
    2010 - Chen Jin (CHN)
    2011 - Lin Dan (CHN)
    2013 – Lin Dan (CHN)
    2014 - Chen Long (CHN)
    2015 – Chen Long (CHN)
    2017 - Viktor Axelsen (DEN)
    2018 - ???

    WOMEN’S SINGLES
    • Undoubtedly, the skillful Tai Tzu Ying is the strongest candidate to celebrate triumphant on Sunday’s finale, thanks to her extraordinary result and almost invincible mode since January 2018. Her closest rivals will coming from two Japanese players defending champion Nozomi Okuhara-Akane Yamaguchi together with Rio Olympics gold and silver medalists, Carolina Marin-Pusarla V.Sindhu also former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon on finest form.
    • China who missed the title in last four editions may prolong their emptiness, the last China WS who clinched top honour was Wang Yihan in London 2011. There’s a rekindling hope at the moment to witness two home youngsters He Bingjiao and Chen Yufei showed inspiring revival, being runner-up in MAS & INA Open respectively, only lost to world number one Tai Tzu Ying.
    *Last 10 World Champions :
    2005 - Xie Xingfang (CHN)
    2006 – Xie Xingfang (CHN)
    2007 - Zhu Lin (CHN)
    2009 - Lu Lan (CHN)
    2010 - Wang Lin (CHN)
    2011 - Wang Yihan (CHN)
    2013 - Ratchanok Intanon (THA)
    2014 - Carolina Marin (ESP)
    2015 – Carolina Marin (ESP)
    2017 - Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)
    2018 - ???

    MEN'S DOUBLES, WOMEN'S DOUBLES, MIXED DOUBLES
    • Gideon/Sukamuljo experienced surprising outing in Glasgow 2017 where they failed to clear Chai B/Hong W in quarterfinal stage. They need to be wary this time to accomplish the mission and affirm their status to shine in major event.
    • Kamura/Sonoda who succeeded to pick MAS Open & THA Open recently will be their early threat alongside the vast experienced Boe/Mogensen prior to last round. Reigning World Champion Liu C/Zhang N alongside Asian Champion Li JH/Liu YC are China backbone to involve in title contention.
    • Indonesia has good record to produce World Champions in their specialization field, no less than nine times had grabbed the title, the last one were Ahsan/Setiawan in Jakarta 2015.
    *Last 10 World Champions :
    2005- Howard Bach/Tony Gunawan (USA)
    2006 - Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng (CHN)
    2007 - Markis Kido/Hendra Setiawan (INA)
    2009 - Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng (CHN)
    2010 – Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng (CHN)
    2011 – Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng (CHN)
    2013 - Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan (INA)
    2014 - Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Cheol (KOR)
    2015 - Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan (INA)
    2017 - Liu Cheng/Zhang Nan (CHN)
    2018 - ???
    • Current women’s doubles juggernaut Japan is very likely to end China powerful domination, craving unstoppable run since two decades ago, 1997. The Olympic Champion Matsutomo/Takahashi, last year beaten finalist Fukushima/Hirota, Dubai Finals winner Tanaka/Yonemoto and the rising stars Matsumoto/Nagahara are ready to carry Japan campaign in Nanjing.
    • World Champion Chen/Jia look vurnerable, ordinary, lack of fighting spirit and far from their excellent form so far, an uphill task to halt Japan domination despite they're still world number one pair. Another prominent names, Polii/Rahayu will be title contender considering their consistent performance lately. European hopeful depends on Stoeva sisters as Kamilla Rytter Juhl announced retirement.
    *Last 10 World Champions :
    2005 - Yang Wei/Zhang Jiewen (CHN)
    2006 - Gao Ling/Huang Sui (CHN)
    2007 - Yang Wei/Zhang Jiewen (CHN)
    2009 - Zhang Yawen/Zhao Tingting (CHN)
    2010 - Du Jing/Yu Yang (CHN)
    2011 - Wang Xiaoli/Yu Yang (CHN)
    2013 – Wang Xiaoli/Yu Yang (CHN)
    2014 – Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
    2015 - Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
    2017 - Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan (CHN)
    2018 - ???
    • Host biggest prospect to avoid humiliating titleless at homeground world meet through main arsenal, the top-two seeded pairs Zheng SW/Huang YQ and Wang YL/Huang DP. But they will face intertwining plot to secure title, started from last sixteen when stumbling block Indonesian pair Faizal/Widjaja also All England Champion Watanabe/Higashino may halt their stride to go forward.
    • Tang CM/Tse YS, Christiansen/Pedersen, last year semifinalists The Adcocks, Chan PS/Goh LY also Thailand duo Puavaranukroh/Taerattanachai among the familiar participants in the fray.
    • New champion will emerge on this year edition as defending champion Ahmad/Natsir decided to decline the invitation and opt to focus on quadrennial multi-sport events Asian Games.
    *Last 10 World Champions :
    2005 – Nova Widianto/Liliyana Natsir (INA)
    2006 – Nathan Robertson/Gail Emms (ENG)
    2007 – Nova Widianto/Liliyana Natsir (INA)
    2009 – Thomas Laybourn/Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DEN)
    2010 – Zheng Bo/Ma Jin (CHN)
    2011 – Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
    2013 – Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir (INA)
    2014 – Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
    2015 – Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
    2017 – Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir (INA)
    2018 - ???

    DAY-1 ORDER OF PLAY (10.00am, 5 courts) : https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/matches.aspx?id=0A074714-6125-4D05-8B24-EF5594A30C02
     
  2. kurako

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    What about Okuhara Nozomi last year? Or are you only referring to the WD category?
     
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    Nothing could delight me more than LD creating a few upsets in this WC no matter who wins the title.
    And another Marcus/Kevin vs Liu/Zhang final when both pairs are in form.

    Will there be any live streams for R64 at Badminton tv? Or they will start the coverage from R32
     
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    Coverage will start from Day 1.
     
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    Chen long has eyes only for the asian games gold(singles)
    so even if he loses here it dont matter.
     
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    Chen long will LET one of the young guns win the WC.
     
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    If they dont want it then he will take it with a shrug .
     
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    Yup, WD. It will be big upset if they can't make it this time to end China sustainable record.
     
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    Yes, Chen Long has just said he's gunning for the Asian Games MS gold, the only major title missing in his resume. But that doesn't mean he'll go easy on the World Champs on home soil.

    The only question is whether he can regain his scintillating form of yesteryear in time for the two big ones as he has been drifting aimlessly the last two years. To be frank, it's hard to be optimistic, even for his loyal fans.

    However, in the previous Olympic year,he was also more or less in questionable form till he reached Rio where he virtually announced, 'Veni, Vidi, Vici !'

    Would it be the same this time, who dares to rule him out ? We'll see. The answer will be known very soon.
     
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    Head Coach Park Joo Bong has openly stated that Japan is aiming for two gold medals at this year's World Championships.
     
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    Damn right...
    Hope people call out momota's psychological weakness(just coming out of a ban).Really miss li yong bo who would take a swipe at the opposition in press conferences and during matches .Hope Lin Dan takes the lead and say in press conference 'Chinese contingent will make momota their bunny from now on' or something to that effect.
     
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    Such arrogance
     
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    Are you looking for a dispute with all those smart remarks of yours?
     
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    How can viktor say he dont like playin momota and momota complete player right on eve of WC.Come on !!?!
     
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    I think it’s a pretty realistic goal no? Aiming high doesn’t always equal to arrogance in sports. It just shows some ambition that can motivates the athletes. And let’s face it Japan has a potential winner in every category.
     
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    I'm afraid we've to admit Momota is the clear favourite, even more so after the unforeseen withdrawal of his number one threat LCW and the lesser but solid possible threat Son Wan Ho.

    I also believe Momota has gotten out of the adverse effects of the one-year ban and he's riding high now with outstanding results to show for. Mentally he's not weak at all , on the contrary, I believe he's steady, stable, even strong under pressure as he's demonstrated in past team event appearance(s).

    As I've said, he's expected to sail into the final and then I doubt there's anyone on the opposite half to stop him either. Technically, skills-wise I believe Lin Dan can deal with him which is why I had originally hoped they get to meet in the earlier rounds, by the QFs latest when Lin Dan's fitness/stamina is not that stretched as it'd be in the final when accumulated fatigue would most certainly take its toll on the 35-year-old, a considerable disadvantage as shown in his previous two big title bouts, the Glasgow WC '17 and the AE '18 finals, on both occasions to much younger athletes more than 10 years his junior.

    And no point repeating myself in different words. Let all the contenders' racquets do the talking. Tomorrow is D-Day.

    OTOH, who knows we might be in for a surprise. Life is seldom that predictable. To use that cliche, always expect the unexpected.
     
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    Only two, that modest ? Psychologically speaking, yeah, better not overestimate oneself, set too high a goal and put unnecessary pressure on your charges.
     
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    Well, WD and MS are in their favor. I won't have them getting more than that :p:p
     
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