Mixed doubles Thai badminton stars retain World Tour Finals crown

Thailand’s mixed doubles, badminton stars Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai have efficiently defended their crown within the World Tour Finals. The duo competed on Sunday in Bali after winning the Indonesia Masters and the Indonesia Open earlier than this week’s finale. They also claimed the Hylo Open in Germany before their journey to Bali.
The Thai world number 2 pair made history in January once they claimed 3 straight victories in Bangkok. The victories included taking house the crown at the Yonex Thailand Open, the Toyota Thailand Open and the World Tour Finals to conclude the 2020 season.
The duo pocketed $126,000 USD after beating out Japan. Sapsiree wrote on her Instagram account that she was proud of her triple champion standing.
“World Tour Finals champion !!!!! Words can’t describe how joyful I am to have achieved this. TRIPLE CHAMPION here in Indonesia. This means the world to me, thank you everyone for all your support!”

But, Kunlavut Vitidsarn, one other Thai badminton player, was unable to win a 2nd title for Thailand in yesterday’s finals. The 20 12 months outdated rising star positioned 2nd after Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 12-21, 8-21 within the men’s singles deciding match. Axelsen, the Tokyo Olympic gold medalist, was named the BWF’s most promising participant final Friday, as he earned his 2nd successive title in Bali in just 43 minutes. He was then also named the BWF’s male player of the yr.
Earlier, Korean native An Se-Young secured the 2nd greatest title of her career with a 21-16, 21-12 win over Pusarla V Sindhu. And, she grew to become the first Korean women’s singles player to win a season-ending championship after claiming three again to again titles in Bali.
“It’s been a tiring three weeks for me. I’m tremendous glad to return away with three titles and I’m very happy about it. Members only ’m really excited about the World Championships and I’m hoping to play with none accidents.”

Kim So-Yeong and Kong Hee-Yong, of South Korea, took the women’s doubles crown whereas the men’s doubles title was awarded to Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi of Japan..

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