Team China win 2021 Sudirman Cup trophy

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Defending champions China clinched their 12th Sudirman Cup trophy after defeating Japan 3-1 in Vantaa, Finland on Sunday.

China reached the event's final for the 14th straight time since 1995 and the match went with the competing order of men's doubles, women's singles, men's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles.

Chinese pair of He Jiting and Zhou Haodong defeated Japanese duo Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi to win the opening men's doubles match with a 2-1 victory, 21-17, 14-21, 21-16 in three sets.

In the women's singles match, Tokyo Olympics champion Chen Yufei of China failed to repeat her Olympic glory as she suffered a 19-21, 16-21 two-set loss to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi.

China's Shi Yuqi defeated Japan's Kento Momota 21-13, 8-21, 21-12 in their men's singles final. Shi played smart with a quick end to the second set, which was won by world No.1 Momota.

In women's doubles, Chinese pair Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan defeated Japanese duo Mayu Matsumoto and Misaki Matsutomo 21-17, 21-16.

And Chinese mixed pair Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping, who won champions at Tokyo Olympics, saved their energy and did not play in the fifth and last game.