Badminton: Viktor Axelsen reaches Japan Open closing, confronts Lee Chong Wei

TOKYO: Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen conquered world Number 1 Son Wan-Ho from the men’s singles semifinals in the Japan Open on Saturday.

Axelsen, that overcome twotime Olympic winner Lin Dan of China to clinch the world title in Glasgow a 30 days, over-powered South Korea’s Son using a 21-16, 21-16 triumph.

He faces Malaysian Lee Chong Wei who’s won the Japan open up five instances. Lee reserved an area at the closing immediately following having a 21-19, 21-8 triumph more than China’s Shi Yuqi.

From the girls singles, Spain’s Carolina Marin, Olympic gold medalist this past calendar year, attained the ultimate since Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara dropped from the semi-finals on account of knee problem.

Marin confronts China’s He’s Bingjiao who overcome Chen Yufei 21-14, 25-23.

Okuhara, freshly resisted women’s world champion, was intending to recover the trophy on home land after profitable it at 2015.

Home enthusiasts in the Tokyo Metropolitan gym expressed disappointment whenever the organizers introduced withdrawal.

“I really did my very most useful (to regain ) however that afternoon I was not at the state to perform with,” Okuhara, 22, told colleagues, based to Sankei Sports.

“I had been prepared to get a struggle emotionally however my own body had been telling me why how that I really couldn’t,” she stated .

Badminton: Son Wan-Ho crushes Lin Dan at Japan Open up

TOKYO: planet number-one Son Wan-Ho over-powered twotime Olympic winner Lin Dan of China in the Japan Badminton open up Friday, whilst freshly crowned women’s world winner Nozomi Okuhara attained the women’s semi finals.

South Korea’s Son overcome the Chinese amazing using a hardfought 21-15, 21-15 success now faces entire earth winner Viktor Axelsen of Denmark from the semis.

Axelsen, that clinched be at Lin to clinch the domain in Glasgow a month, then brushed off a struggle from Indian professional Kidambi Srikanth 21-17, 21-17.

Defending champion Lee Chong Wei squeezed earlier fourth-seeded climbing celebrity Chou Tien-chen of all both Taipei 21-11, 15-21, 21-19.

The Malaysian, who’s won the Japan Open five situations, will confront Shi Yuqi from the different semi final right immediately soon following the second seed be at India’s HS Prannoy 21-15, 21-14.

From the girls attraction, Okuhara delighted residence followers using a 21-16, 23-21 triumph in opposition to Beiwen Zhang, symbolizing the United States.

Okuhara is bidding to recover the trophy on home land, following successful it at 2015.

On Thursday, she overcome her Pusarla V Sindhu, reprising her success within the Indian at the entire world championships ultimate.

However, your house fans had been left frustrated everywhere at the attraction once instant seed Akane Yamaguchi, winner Herein 2013, was conquered by Spanish seed Carolina Marin.