The tournament takes place in a playoff format in five categories: men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.
Junior rating’s No.1 and current world champion Kunlavut Vitidsarn, Thailand, joined the tournament in its second round to easily defeat Magnus Johannesen, Denmark, 21:9, 21:12. Other competitions’ favourite, Canadian athlete Brian Young, also saw no trouble beating Artem Korolev, Kazakhstan, 21:2, 21:4 to cross the first barrier in the tournament. Third top-seeded player, Liu Liang, China, proved to be stronger than German athlete Matthias Kicklitz, 22:20, 21:12.
In women’s tournament, the first round saw two Russian badminton players making it through: Anastasiia Shapovalova beat Abbygael Harris, 21:17, 21:8, and Mariia Golubeva prevailed in the match against Gabija Mockute, Latvia. World’s top-ranking junior badminton players from Thailand Phittayaporn Chaiwan and Benyapa Aimsaard, as well as Zhou Meng, China, will join the competitions in the second round. The same situation is in the doubles and mixed doubles, where the main competitors for medals will play their first games in the individual event on 8 October, Tuesday.
The BWF World Junior Championships 2019 features the team and individual events and is taking place at the Gymnastics Centre (6 Syrtlanovoy St., Kazan) on 30 September – 13 October 2019. In the team event, Indonesia became the champion after beating Chinese athletes in the final.
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