China shines as China Open 2013 concludes


Men’s Singles Category:

In the final match of the Men’s Singles category, the battle between the country mates was full of ups and downs. Long Chen managed to register a comeback win after losing the first game by 19-21. He won the match by 19-21, 21-8 and 21-14. After being defeated in the first game by a close margin, he fought back in the game by full enthusiasm and crushed Zhengming Wang by 21-8. In the decisive game, Zhengming Wang started with a positive attitude but soon Long Chen gained momentum to end the hope of Wang and claimed the title in his name. The match lasted for 63 minutes.

Women’s Singles Category:

In the much awaited game of Xuerui Li and Shixian Wang of China for the Women’s Singles category title, the World no. 1 Xuerui fought with optimistic outlook against the World no. 4 Shixian to bag the medal. Shixian Wang started the match with a dominating first game as she defeated Xuerui by 21-16. In the games to follow, Xuerui Li attacked the country mate and won the match by 16-21, 21-17 and 21-19. In the last game, Shixian was found dominating throughout the game till the score was level with 18-18. At last, Xuerui sprinted back and won the close encounter.

Men’s Doubles Category:

The Korean duo of Yong Dae Lee and Yeon Seong Yoo was successful in putting a halt to the winning spree of Thein How Hoon-Wee Kiong Tan of Malaysia. They won the one sided match by 21-13 and 21-12. The Koreans were in the full control of the match and never allowed the opponents to rise.

Women’s Doubles Category:

In another one sided encounter between the pairs of Xiaoli Wang-Yang Yu and Yixin Bao-Qianxin Zhong, the World no. 1 pair of Xiaoli and Yang emerged as winners in Women’s Doubles category. They defeated the duo of Yixin and Qianxin by 21-13 and 21-7. The match lasted for only 31 minutes.

Mixed Doubles Category:

The last match of the tournament went in favour of Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia. They defeated the Danish opposition of Joachim Fisher Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen by 21-10, 5-21 and 21-17. The Danish duo crushed the winners in the second game by a huge margin. Tontowi and Liliyana fought back bravely and ultimately emerged as winners of the Mixed doubles category.

The China Open proved a successful event for the hosts as the Chinese succeeded in winning three titles in their name, while Korea and Indonesia bagged one title each as the event came to a close on Sunday, 17th November, 2013.

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