Akane Yamaguchi Wins Singles Title at Badminton World Champs

by | Dec 21, 2021

Akane Yamaguchi has become the second female Japanese Badminton player in history to win the BWF World Championship title in Huelva, Spain.

The 24-year-old claimed the women’s singles crown when she defeated Tokyo Olympic Games silver medalist, Tai Tzu Ying, 21-21, 21-19 in the final.

On her way to clinching the championship, Yamaguchi faced off against Zhang Yiman in the semi-final round, where she outclassed the Chinese 21-19, 21-19 to book a ticket to the final against Tzu Ying.

The tournaments top-seeded players were both seeking their first world title, but it was Yamaguchi who came out victorious.

In the women’s doubles final, the Chinese duo of Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan outclassed South Korean pair of Lee Sochee and Shin Seungchan 21-16, 21-17 to clinch the championship title. 

 

Photo 1 Caption: Akane Yamaguchi became the second female Japanese Badminton player in history to win the BWF World Championship title in Huelva, Spain. Photo: Akane Yamaguchi (Twitter)

 

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