Badminton Day 8 Recap - WSMV News 4

Badminton Day 8 Recap

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Women's doubles bronze medal match


 


Jung/Shin (Korea) vs Tang/Yu (China)


 


  • After being beaten by Japan's Matsutomo and Takahashi in the semifinals, Jung/Shin came out firing in the bronze medal match, winning the first game 21-8 and the second game 21-17, clinching third place and the bronze medal. The Korean duo looked hungrier than the Chinese tandem throughout the match and seemed more eager to walk away with hardware than their foes. Perhaps mentally-taxed from their long match with Denmark's Pedersen and Rytter Juhl, Tang/Yu simply didn't have it today and finish in fourth place.

 



 


Women's Singles Semifinal


 


Carolina Marin (Spain) vs. Li Xuerui (China)


 



  • In a match between the current world champion and the reigning Olympic champion, the current world champion Carolina Marin came out on top. Displaying skill and agility, Marin outdueled China's Li Xuerui, who also fell and injured her knee during the match. Marin won in straight sets, 21-14 and 21-16, clinching a spot in the gold medal match on Friday. The Spaniard's rise to prominence has been remarkable, and she'll look to cap it off with a gold medal win on Friday morning. (Note: Li Xuerui might not play in the bronze medal match if her injury is too severe).



 


Nozomi Okuhara (Japan) vs. Sindhu Pusarla (India)


 


 


Men's doubles bronze medal match


 


Chai Baio/Hong Wei (China) vs. Ellis/Langridge (Great Britain) 


 


  • Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge quest for golden glory came to an end in the semifinals against China's powerful duo, Fu/Zhang. But that didn't stop them from putting in more effort to achieve hardware. The British duo defeated China's Chai Baio/Hong Wei 2-1 in a highly entertaining and close match, winning 21-18, losing 21-19, and winning 21-10. The tandem captured the bronze medal which gives Great Britian badminton it's first medal since Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms won the mixed doubles silver in Athens in 2004. Ellis and Langridge's fantastic run, full of highlight-reel plays with their hard smashes over the net, is one of the best storylines of the badminton tournament and is certainly one that the duo, and Great Britain, will remember forever.


 


Women's doubles gold medal match


 


Matsutomo/Takahashi (Japan) vs. Pedersen/Rytter Juhl (Denmark)


 


 


 


 



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