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Badminton World Championship Women's Doubles make quarter-finals advance | NHK News


Japan ’s four top-ranking pairs in the third round of the Badminton World Championship Women ’s Doubles in Switzerland…

Badminton World Championship Women's Doubles will advance to the quarterfinals for 4 pairs August 23, 7:20

In the third badminton women ’s doubles round of the Badminton World Championship in Switzerland, all four Japanese pairs, who are ranked high in the world rankings, won straight and decided to advance to the quarterfinals.

The badminton Tokyo Olympics national team will be determined by the world ranking as of April next year, and the world championships that can earn big points will be an important event for the national team selection.

Japanese women's doubles have four pairs within the top 10 in the world ranking, and they are fighting for a contest over a maximum of two groups.

Under these circumstances, in the 3rd round held on the 22nd, Kazuna Nagahara and Maya Matsumoto, who aim for the first place in the world ranking, won a straight win against the 25th-ranked Danish pair, and the world 2 The pair of Reika Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo, who won the gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, also won a straight win against the 15th-ranked Malaysian pair.

Also, Yuki Fukushima and Ayaka Hamada, who were 3rd in the world and silver medal in the previous tournament, cleared the humiliation with a straight win against China's 13th place in the world who lost last month's international competition.

Furthermore, the pair of Koharu Yonemoto and Shiho Tanaka, who ranked 8th in the world, won straight against the 11th-ranked Thai pair, and all four of the Japanese teams advanced to the quarterfinals.

Among them, in the quarter-finals on the 23rd, a pair of Nagahara and Matsumoto, and a pair of American and Tanaka players will face each other.

In the third round of the Men's Doubles, Keigo Sonoda and Kenji Kamura, the fourth-placed player in the world, won a two-to-one game count against China's eleventh-placed pair in the world. The pair of players also won the 6th-place Chinese pair straight, and the quarter-finals were also decided to be a Japanese confrontation.

Matsumoto “leads to confidence” Nagahara “I want to enjoy Japanese competition”

Matsumoto, a female doubles player, looked back on the game and said, “I can't be convinced of the content, but I won't be confident that winning the game will lead to confidence.

In addition, Nagahara who forms a pair is said to be "looking forward" by people around the quarter-finals of the Japanese team that will face the pair of Koharu Yonemoto and Shiho Tanaka who belong to the same business group. First of all, I am glad that this battle is possible. Tomorrow wants to enjoy this stage. "

Takahashi “I want to be confident” Matsutomo “I want to hit my own play”

Takahashi, the second-ranked female doubles in the world ranking, said, “The opponent's level has risen compared to yesterday, but he was able to win well by separating the points. I want to have confidence.”

Matsutomo who is paired is preparing for a match against the 7th-placed Chinese pair in the quarter-finals. “Chinese pairs are attacking when they play against each other, so they can hit their play. If you can, "he said.

Tomita “I was able to revenge” Fukushima “Playing to go”

“Welcome to the opponent's pair at last month's Japan Open, I entered the court with a strong feeling that I would definitely revenge. I was glad that I was able to revenge. I wanted to do it. "

Fukushima, who is pairing up for the next quarter-final, said, “The opponent ’s Korean pair will continue to make a powerful smash, so it ’s important how we make the attack from the receive. I wish I could play like a two-person player with a solid racket and heading from them. "

Source: nhk

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