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Chinese shuttlers clinch South Korea Masters mixed doubles, women's singles titles

Sports2022-04-18

ChinasHeBingjiaoclaimedthewomenssinglestitle,whileWangYilyu/HuangDongpingtookthemixeddoublescrownattheSuper300event–2022SouthKoreaBadmintonMasters–inGwangju,Sou

China's He Bingjiao claimed the women's singles title, while Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping took the mixed doubles crown at the Super 300 event – 2022 South Korea Badminton Masters – in Gwangju, South Korea, on Sunday.  

Fourth-seed He fought hard to overcome Olympic champion Chen Yufei 21-14, 14-21, 21-9 in a final lasting more than one hour. 

He took her second victory of the season as she defeated Chen in the German Open women's singles final 2-0 earlier in March.

Meanwhile, Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping outplayed compatriots and Olympic mixed silver medalists Ou Xuanyi/Huang Yaqiong 21-17, 21-17 in the all-Chinese final. 

Team China registered four pairs in the mixed doubles event in this tournament, while three pairs entered the last eight.

Lu Guangzu, the only Chinese player in the men's singles quarterfinals of the 2022 Korea Masters, was edged out earlier. 

South Korea's veteran players Kim Gi-jung and Kim Sa-rang became the men's doubles champions by overwhelming Tokyo Olympic silver medalists Liu Yuchen and his partner Ou Xuanyi 21-14, 21-16.  

Second seeds Kim So-yeong and Kong Hee-yong from South Korea won the women's doubles title by smashing their compatriots Baek Ha-na and Lee Yu-lim 21-17, 21-12.  

Jeon Hyeok-jin ousted Kodai Naraoka of Japan in the men's singles final as the South Korean won in two straight games, 21-17, 21-16.  

(CGTN)

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