TotalEnergies BWF WORLD Championships 2021 : R/64-Final (12-19 December)

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  1. CLELY

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    Venue : Palacio de los Deportes Carolina Marín, Huelva

    Tournament Website : https://www.huelva2021.com/en/world-championships/

    Daily Schedule/LiveScore/Result : https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament?id=179F47D7-AA9A-4B74-A4DC-6ABC31390757

    2019 WORLD CHAMPIONS
    MS - Kento Momota (JPN)
    WS - Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND
    MD - Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan (INA)
    WD - Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara (JPN)
    XD - Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong (CHN)

    *Complete medallists : https://bwfworldchampionships.bwfba...447/total-bwf-world-championships-2019/podium

    DRAW : https://extranet.bwfbadminton.com/docs/events/3996/docs/Total Energies BWF World Championships 2021 - DRAW _Updated Wednesday, 01st December 2021_.pdf

    Huelva time : https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/indonesia/jakarta

    XXVI Campeonatos del Mundo de Bádminton
    It’s third time for Spain to host prestigious World Championships after Seville (2001) and Madrid (2006), 26th edition will kick off this morning in Huelva, the birthplace of one of world’s prominent women’s singles players, Carolina Marin who unfortunately not ready to compete here and still in recovery process post left knee surgery. Overall, the incomplete cast haunting BWF major event as INA pulled out due to Omicron variant concern whilst bádminton powerhouse China confirms their participation and regarding World Championships as their main target alongside Olympic Games and BWF team event.

    LACKLUSTRE SHOW
    No less than 8 players had withdrawn, MS suffers a lot of decreasing quality following string of popular names stay at home, two-time defending champions Kento Momota conceded to retire at last week World Tour Finals citing back injury had pulled out then two Indonesia hotshots Anthony Ginting and Jonatan Christie cancelled their trip whilst China protagonists Chen Long is widely known to enjoy his semi retirement status while Shi Yuqi has been suspended in brief period by CBA following his Thomas Cup semifinal retirement fiasco. All eyes will focus to Viktor Axelsen as overwhelming favorite, the world number one is experiencing incredible year during his career and aiming second World title after Glasgow 2017. If Axelsen nails it at the end, he will create unprecedented history to win Olympic & World Championships gold medal in one calendar year. His major stumbling block perhaps coming from European Champion Anders Antonsen, All England Champion Lee Zii Jia. It’s severely imbalanced at top-half draw, only Chou TC still remains as highest seeded player. However, the tall Dane has tricky opening round to overcome, SGP fast improved Loh Kean Yew whom he beat three games in INA Open recently.

    THIS IS IT FOR TAI?
    World number one Tai Tzu Ying, the natural talented player who praised by many badminton enthusiasts and commentators for her mastery technical skill, artistry play, splendid deceptive shots but it’s really bizarre fact to know that the Taiwanese low-profile star can’t pass quarterfinal in previous attempts (2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019). Possibly Olympic Games setback when she succumbed on her constant errors at late of deciding game could extra motivate to clinch the elusive World Championships medal (if it’s not gold). A series of serious contenders spanning from title holder Pusarla Sindhu, 2013 World Champion Ratchanok Intanon to two in-form contestants who dominated BWF tours currently, Akane Yamaguchi & An Se Young. China will rely on the lefthander He Bingjiao as the Olympic Champion Chen Yufei had withdrawn to nurse injury, on paper script China needs to wait longer time to expect new WS World Champion since Wang Yihan topped podium a decade ago in London 2011.

    NEW CHAMPION ON THE CARDS
    In the absence of MD dominant force Indonesia, several pairs have potential prospect to laugh at last in Huelva if they perform superbly where this category often presenting very tricky rivalry. The Olympic Champions Lee/Wang, World Tour Finals champion Hoki/Kobayashi, Tokyo OG bronze medallists Aaron Chia/Soh WY occupy pre-tournament frontrunners. Upper half draw contains more intense and fierce competition starting from third round. Five nations had World Champions prior 2021 edition, INA (10), CHN (8), KOR (4), DEN (2), USA (1) and highly likely we will witness different nation added as MD gold medalist, interesting prospect to follow.

    CHINA RECLAIMS GLORY?
    Tournament top-seed and 2017 World Champions, China leading ladies Chen QC/Jia YF are back to action also title holders Matsutomo/Nagahara as well, only two high profile combinations missing the line-up, three times World Championships silver medalists Fukushima/Hirota and Polii/Rahayu that making less impact of competitiveness level of this discipline. The relatively young duo Matsuyama/Shida who carve fantastic result in Bali will face heavyweight challengers here, seems the Koreans Lee/Shin or Kim/Kong are big favourite to snatch final ticket from bottom half section.

    HAT-TRICK IN THE SIGHT
    Tokyo OG silver medallists Zheng/Huang, often dubbed by CHN badminton fans as YaSi 雅思 combination will seek hat-trick in Huelva but they need to scrutinize more several regular rivals level of play who had tremendous development amid their absence, Puavaranukroh/Taerattanachai, Watanabe/Higashino and Tang CM/Tse YS. The Chinese are still hot favourite considering what happened in Tokyo OG, didn’t affected by long break of international tournaments but they only have brief period of closed intensive training based in Chengdu as World Championships preparation, how effective their training, the result should be wait next week.

    ROUND OF 64 (09.00am) => https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/...9F47D7-AA9A-4B74-A4DC-6ABC31390757&d=20211212
     
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    My goodness:eek: Only three courtso_O 13 matches per court, starting from 9am.

    Well Look forward to some good matches, hopefully;)
     
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    I have never witnessed less hype in BC about a WC before :eek:

    Having 3 courts only is a bit strange for a WC. 4 courts were not enough I felt in Basel 2019.
     
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    I hope Kunlavut can win his match
     
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    Lu GZ is looking more fresh and fast than any MS player I have watched for the last month. He is likely to win the match.
     
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    Bizarre that BWF's youtube stream has Danish commentary attached.

    Edit: China vs Thailand is Danish commentary while at the same time Denmark vs China is English commentary.
     
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    I was so confused. I was like why can’t i understand anything, then i realized it wasn’t English. Its so weird
     
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    For the first time i am hearing a player asking to turn the camera to the courtside in the middle of the game. Lu guangzu did not like the camera turned to opposite side, he complained it to the Umpire .
     
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    LGZ going for the attack 100%, 12-9
     
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    Did the stop commentary?
     
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    Heo Kwang Hee is WDN also it says in the draw
     
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    There goes the prediction. LFZ made KV look like a newbie, stretching him to all covers with some fast attacking. LGZ looks light on his feet.
     
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    The stadium looks too small to fit 4 courts, maybe that is the reason for only using 3?
     
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    Looks like there are 4 matches going on simultaneously from the tournament software site.
    Are there links to the other two courts?
     
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    There are three courts, three matches simultaneously. Not sure if there is streaming on court 3, not by BWF in any case.
     
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    My mistake, one entry had a walk over, I thought it was another block/court of score.
     
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    Not surprised to see the young squad members of Team CHN already showing good performance in the first day of the competition, with Lu Guang Zu booting out Kunlavut and Ou Xuan Yi/Feng Xue Ying beating DEN's WR27 XD pair. Lu will likely face Chou Tien-Chen [4] for a place in the last 16. Li Shi Feng also advances and he will be expected to test K. Srikanth [12]. The winner of Lu vs (likely) Chou and Li vs (likely) Srikanth will contest 1 place in the last 8.

    8 Withdrawals in MS
    4 Withdrawals in WS
    6 Withdrawals in MD
    5 Withdrawals in WD
    6 Withdrawals in XD
     
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    In Basel they started on Monday with the tournament , so one day more in Huelva.
     
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    Will Kevin Cordon win his match? Is his smash even better than before? Is he still using his yellow wrist watch?
    Soon we will know :D
     
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    Yes, similar, sadly not
     

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