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.
World Championships 2021 🇪🇸
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— 山口茜 AKANE YAMAGUCHI (@AKAne_GUcchi66) December 19, 2021
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)