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2017 Sudirman Cup Kicks Off!

Date
22 May 2017

2017 Sudirman Cup Kicks Off!

The 15th world mixed team badminton championships are being held for the first time in Australia, from May 21st to 29th. The preliminary contests that will decide the teams progressing to the quarterfinals will take place until May 24th.

Sunday, May 21st Sudirman Cup group match results are as below:

GROUP 1A
China 4-1 Hong Kong

GROUP 2A
Vietnam 4-1 New Zealand
Canada 3-2 Scotland

GROUP 3A
New Caledonia 3-2 Guam

GROUP 1B
Korea 4-1 Russia

GROUP 3B
Sri Lanka 5-0 Fiji
Slovakia 5-0 Tahiti

You can check the results of the tournament here: https://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=9D5AE85E-5686-4389-95E6-D700293D2329


Japan has started its way to the victory by subduing Germany, and will face Malaysia on May 24th (Wednesday). The Malaysian team is led by World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei (DUORA 10 LCW), and the 4th ranked Men’s doubles pair, while Japan looks to counter with their own heavy hitters, with players like Ayaka Takahashi (DUORA 7), Misaki Matsutomo, and Akane Yamaguchi.

GROUP 1C
Japan 4-1 Germany

MD: Takeshi Kamura / Keigo Sonoda 21-12, 21-19 Mark Lamsfuss / Marvin Emil Seidel

WS: Nozomi Okuhara 21-10, 21-5 Yvonne Li

MS: Kenta Nishimoto 8-21, 18-21 Marc Zwiebler

WD: Ayaka Takahashi / Misaki Matsutomo 21-11, 21-6 Linda Efler / Lara Kaepplein

XD: Kenta Kazuno / Ayane Kurihara 21-17, 13-21, 21-16 Isabel Herttrich / Mark Lamsfuss


Tournament official website: http://www.sudirmancup.com.au/
Tournament schedule: https://www.badminton.or.jp/2017/sudirman/index.htm

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