SPORTS China wins two golds, two silvers at badminton's Indonesia Open


China wins two golds, two silvers at badminton's Indonesia Open


21:58, June 19, 2022

JAKARTA, June 19 (Xinhua) -- China claimed two golds and two silvers as the 2022 Indonesia Open badminton tournament at the Istora Senayan stadium concluded here on Sunday evening.

Liu Yuchen (R) and Ou Xuanyi of China compete in the Men's Double Final match against Choi Sol Gyu and Kim Won Ho of Korea on day six of the Indonesia Open at Istora Senayan on June 19, 2022 in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Photo: CFP)

China's top-seeded duo Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong secured the mixed doubles title after a crushing 21-14, 21-16 defeat of Japan's Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino in 41 minutes.

Last Sunday, world No. 2 pair Zheng and Huang had taken gold at the Indonesian Masters tournament held at the same stadium. "The medals of today and last week proved that we are a good team," said Huang.

Their compatriots Liu Yuchen and Ou Xuanyi secured the men's doubles title by downing their South Korean opponents Choi Sol-gyu and Kim Won-ho of South Korea 21-17, 23-21.

Fellow Chinese Wang Zhiyi, 22, finished with a silver medal in the women's singles after losing to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu-ying 21-23, 21-6, 21-15 in an hour-long contest.

Zhao Junpeng took the silver in the men's singles as the 26-year-old was knocked out by world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 21-9, 21-10.

In the all-Japanese women's doubles final, Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida beat Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota 18-21, 21-14, 21-17.

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