YONEX SUNRISE India Open 2024

YONEX SUNRISE India Open 2024: Badminton Thrills Unfold at K. D. Jadhav Indoor Hall, New Delhi

New Delhi, India – The badminton fervor reached its zenith at the K. D. Jadhav Indoor Hall, IG Stadium, New Delhi, from January 16 to 21, 2024, as players vied for the coveted titles and a substantial prize pool of $850,000.

Men’s Singles: Shi Yu Qi Secures Victory Over Lee Cheuk Yiu

In a gripping Men’s Singles final, China’s Shi Yu Qi emerged triumphant against Hong Kong’s Lee Cheuk Yiu. The closely contested match concluded with a scoreline of 23-21, 21-17, showcasing the exceptional skills and determination of both players.

Notable Performances in Men’s Singles: Prannoy H.S. and Priyanshu Rajawat

In the early rounds, Priyanshu Rajawat of India delivered a stunning performance by defeating compatriot Lakshya Sen with a score of 16-21, 21-16, 21-13. However, his journey came to an end in the subsequent round, losing to Prannoy H.S. [8] with a score of 20-22, 21-14, 21-14. Prannoy H.S. [8] faced a tough challenge in the semi-final, ultimately losing to Shi Yu Qi [6] with a score of 21-15, 21-5.

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Men’s Doubles: Kang Min Hyuk & Seo Seung Jae Clinch the Title

The Men’s Doubles final witnessed a thrilling encounter as the Korean pair of Kang Min Hyuk [3] and Seo Seung Jae triumphed over the Indian duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy [20] and Chirag Shetty. The final score stood at 15-21, 21-11, 21-18, showcasing the duo’s exceptional teamwork. In the semi-finals, the Korean pair defeated the Japanese duo of Takuro Hoki [7] and Yugo Kobayashi with a score of 21-19, 21-14, while the Indian pair secured victory against the Malaysian pair of Aaron Chia [4] and Soh Wooi Yik with a score of 21-18, 21-14.

Women’s Singles: Tai Tzu Ying Dominates Chen Yu Fei

In the Women’s Singles, Tai Tzu Ying [4] from Taipei secured a win against Chen Yu Fei [2] of China with scores of 21-16, 21-12. However, the top-seeded player, An Se Young from Korea, faced a setback in the quarter-finals against Yeo Jia Min from Singapore. An Se Young lost the first game with a score of 19-21 and retired in the second game when Yeo Jia Min was leading 3-0. Additionally, Aakarshi Kashyap [PFR], an Indian player, suffered a defeat in the opening round against Chen Yu Fei [2] of China, with scores of 21-10, 21-9.

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Women’s Doubles: Matsumoto and Nagahara Secure Victory

In the Women’s Doubles final, the Chinese pair of Zhang Shu Xian [6] and Zhend Yu faced defeat against the Japanese duo of Mayu Matsumoto [8] and Wakana Nagahara with a score of 12-21, 13-21. The semi-finals featured a thrilling encounter between Zhang Shu Xian [6] and Zhend Yu against the Chinese pair of Li Wen Mei and Liu Xuan Xuan, securing victory with a score of 19-21, 21-17, 21-18. The second semi-final saw the Japanese pair overcoming the Korean duo of Baek Ha Na [2] and Lee Zo Hee with a score of 21-12, 21-16.

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Mixed Doubles: Thai Duo Prevails Over Chinese Opponents

In a captivating Mixed Doubles final, the Chinese pair of Jiang Zhen Bang [5] and Wei Ya Xin faced defeat against Thailand’s Dechapol Puavaranukroh [6] and Sapsiree Taeratttanachai, who secured victory with a score of 16-21, 16-21. The match showcased the Thai duo’s impeccable coordination and skill.

As the YONEX SUNRISE India Open 2024 concludes, the badminton world eagerly anticipates the next chapter in this thrilling sport.

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