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All England Open Badminton Championships 2019

The Winners in the various categories of the All England Open Badminton Championships 2019 are:

  • Men’s Singles: Japan’s Kento Momota.
  • Women’s Singles: China’s Chen Yufei.
  • Men’s Doubles: Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan.
  • Women’s Doubles: China’s Chen Qingchen & Jia Yifan.
  • Mixed Doubles: China’s Zheng Siwei & Huang Yaqiong.

All England Open Badminton Championships

All England Open Badminton Championships held annually in England is the world’s oldest badminton tournament. The genesis of the tournament can be traced to open tournament held in the English town of Guildford in 1898, the success of this tournament paved the way for the All England’s inaugural edition, which was held at London’s Horticultural Halls in 1899.

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P V Sindhu wins silver World Championships 2018 of Badminton

Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu finished second best winning silver medal at World Championships 2018 of Badminton in women’s singles category held at Nanjing, China. It makes Sindhu only Indian to have four world championships podium finishes. Earlier she had won two bronze medals at 2013 (Guangzhou) and 2014 (Copenhagen) editions.

World Championships 2018 Winners

Men’s singles: Kento Momota of Japan won the title (gold medal) with 21-13, 21-11 victory over China’s Shi Yuqi. With this victory, he became the first Japanese man to win the Championships.

Women’s singles: Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain won this title by defeating India’s P V Sindhu by 19-21 10-21 score.. With this victory, Marin became the first woman shuttler to win the world championships thrice. She had earlier won the title in 2014 (Copenhagen) and 2015 (Jakarta).

Men’s doubles: Chinese pair of Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen won the title by defeating Japanese pair of Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda

Women’s doubles: Japanese pair of Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara won the title by defeating another Japanese pair of Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota.

Mixed doubles: Chinese pair of Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong won the title by defeating another Chinese pair of Wang Yilü and Huang Dongping.

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