Japan, aiming to win consecutive badminton international tournaments, women's team competitions, and the Uber Cup in Denmark, advanced to the finals over the powerful South Korea in the semi-finals.
The international badminton team competitions for men and women, the Thomas Cup for Men and the Uber Cup for Women, are held once every two years at the same venue at the same time.
Both men and women have a five-game system consisting of three singles games and two doubles games, and the team that wins the first three games wins.
Japan, aiming to win the Uber Cup in a row, played against South Korea in the semi-finals on the 15th.
Japan lost in the first round of the singles, but in the following doubles, the world's No. 1 "Fukuhiro" pair Yuki Fukushima and the world ranking No. 3 "Nagamatsu" pair, whose original partner is absent due to injury, Mayu Matsumoto's pair beat the 4th place pair at the Tokyo Olympics and lined up one-on-one.
In addition, Japan won the singles and led 2-1. In the doubles after that, Rio de Janeiro Olympic gold medalist Misaki Matsutomo and Nami Matsuyama, the 9th-ranked pair in the world, paired for the first time and won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics. I won the acquired pair straight.
In Japan, a pair of doubles players showed their strength and defeated the powerful Korea Rep. 3: 1 to advance to the final.
Japan will face third-placed China in the final for consecutive victories.Keywords: tournaments, badminton international tournament women's team match japan, uber cup, south korea, women, badminton, team competitions, denmark, nhk, semi-finals, team, yuki fukushima, men, misaki matsutomo, semi-finals.