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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 boys’s and girls’s tournaments respectively.
Sindhu turned India’s first ever world champion after defeating Nozomi Okuhara in a rematch of the 2017 ultimate. She additionally held the document for the bottom rating within the ultimate with solely 14, however Momota shortly improved the purpose:
There was an early backlash in opposition to final 12 months’s champion Anders Antonsen, however as soon as he discovered his groove, he took the Dane out of the water.
Listed here are the outcomes of Sunday’s ultimate:
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 turned the fourth particular person in historical past to retain his title, and he did so in a vehement trend:
Underdog Antonsen got here out with depth, profitable six of the primary eight factors of the match with some aggressive, aggressive play. Nonetheless, Momota shortly adjusted, utilizing his technical prowess to make the distinction within the rallies.
Very quickly, he simply transformed the deficit into a large lead by profitable the primary sport.
The second sport became 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 sooner in 37 minutes to win her maiden title:
Okuhara gained gold in 2017 by defeating him in a thriller, however was decisively second greatest in Basel on Sunday. Sindhu’s uncooked energy was an excessive amount of for the Japanese, who’re identified to be a standout defender, however couldn’t progress quick sufficient within the ultimate.
Sindhu had earlier gained 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 might have gained only one gold medal in combined doubles, however they’ve maintained their streak of profitable at the least one world title in each event since 1983.