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Japan’s Kento Momota and India’s PV Sindhu placed on dominant performances throughout Sunday’s 2019 Badminton World Championships by profitable the lads’s and ladies’s tournaments respectively.
Sindhu grew to become India’s first ever world champion after defeating Nozomi Okuhara in a rematch of the 2017 last. She additionally held the document for the bottom rating within the last with solely 14, however Momota shortly improved the purpose:
There was an early backlash in opposition to final yr’s champion Anders Antonsen, however as soon as he discovered his groove, he took the Dane out of the water.
Listed below are the outcomes of Sunday’s last:
males’s singles: Kento Momota beat Anders Antonsen: 21-9, 21-3
ladies’s singlesPV Sindhu beat Nozomo Okuhara 21-7, 21-7
males’s couple, Mohammad Ahsan, Hendra Setiawan defeated Takuro Hoki, Yugo Kobayashi: 25-23, 9-21, 21-15
feminine coupleMayu Matsumoto, Wakana Nagahara beat Yuki Fukushima, Sayaka Hirota 21-11, 20-22, 23-21
combined doublesZheng Siwei, Huang Yaqiong beat Dechapol Puwaranukroh, Sapsiri Terattanachai: 21-8, 21-12
Momota on Sunday grew to become the fourth individual in historical past to retain his title, and he did so in a vehement vogue:
Underdog Antonsen got here out with depth, profitable six of the primary eight factors of the match with some aggressive, aggressive play. Nevertheless, Momota shortly adjusted, utilizing his technical prowess to make the distinction within the rallies.
Very quickly, he simply transformed the deficit into an enormous lead by profitable the primary sport.
The second sport become full destruction, with Momota penalizing each mistake and Antonsen scoring nicely. The ultimate level highlighted his orbit, as he dove to save lots of the Antonsen smash, and the shuttle dropped him to win.
The 24-year-old wanted simply 38 minutes to clinch the gold, however Sindhu completed even quicker in 37 minutes to win her maiden title:
Okuhara received gold in 2017 by defeating him in a thriller, however was decisively second finest in Basel on Sunday. Sindhu’s uncooked energy was an excessive amount of for the Japanese, who’re recognized to be a standout defender, however couldn’t progress quick sufficient within the last.
Sindhu had earlier received two silver and two bronze medals on the World Championships, in addition to a silver medal on the 2016 Summer season Olympics. Though it took a while for him to take the subsequent step and win a serious event, he did so in model in opposition to Okuhara.
China’s Horror Event could have received only one gold medal in combined doubles, however they’ve maintained their streak of profitable a minimum of one world title in each event since 1983.