Latest Badminton News and Articles

South Korea reach Uber Cup final

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 24 May 2012
Posted by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 381

 WUHAN (China): Reigning champions South Korea powered into the women's Uber Cup final in Wuhan Thursday, beating Japan 3-0 to set up a likely rematch with China, who they dramatically dethroned two years ago.

 
World number 11 Sung Ji-Hyun wrapped up a quick first win in the women's singles 21-15, 21-10, making clear she has a strong outside chance of a medal at the London Olympics in July, where China's women are expected to dominate.
 
In December, the promising South Korean beat world number one Wang Yihan in the World Superseries Finals and she will likely face the Chinese star shuttler in the first singles match of the Uber Cup final on Saturday.
 
"I have to be confident, patient, not fight too hard or I will lose," said the 20-year-old about her next match. "If I believe in myself then I can win."
 
The victory takes South Korea to their second consecutive Uber Cup final and keeps alive their hopes of defending their crown on China's home territory.
 
The hot favourites to win back badminton's world team championships are in action tonight against Thailand, while the men's Thomas Cup takes a rest day before the semifinals on Friday.
  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: Superseries Finals 2014

2014 Dubai Superseries Finals Badminton Videos

Watch Replays

  • Recent News
  • Popular
200,000 young people in England play badminton once a week

London: Badminton England has reaffirmed its commitment to p

Gail Emms plays at English National Championships

London: Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms is relishing the

Support Lee Chong Wei

Lee Chong Wei is one of the greatest badminton players to ev

The love story of Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo

By Cheryl Tay The love story of Singapore badminton players

Video: Badminton is the most "dangerous" sport on earth

Hanoi: Thanks to the quick work of a match referee, no-one w

Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of