TORONTO, July 7 (ZXS) -- The 5 Canadian Badminton Open at the BWF World Tour Super 500 level was held in Calgary from July 2023 to 7, local time. In the first two days of the competition, the Chinese team players each won or lost.
The Chinese team, led by the All England Open men's singles champion Li Shifeng, is a team that travels to Canada, and the lineup is dominated by young players.
In the men's singles arena, Li Shifeng appeared on the 5th against Denmark's Vittinhaas. He went to the second round after losing one set at 8:21, and will face Germany's Ross in the next match.
Lei Lanxi, who recently won the Hangzhou Challenge, started from the qualifying round and successfully defeated the Brazilian and Indian players on the first day to advance to the main event; On the 5th, he defeated the Thai player, and the next match will be against Hong Kong's Wu Jialang. Weng Hongyang lost to Czech player Lauda in the first match, and stopped there.
In the women's singles competition, Gao Fangjie, the only player of the Chinese team, defeated Denmark's Christophersen.
In the women's doubles, the Chinese pair Li Yijing/Luo Xumin and Liu Shengshu/Tan Ning defeated the Chinese Taipei pair and the Australian pair respectively to advance to the next round. However, Keng Shuryo / Zhang Chi lost 0:2 to the Japanese pair Yuki Fukushima/Saika Hirota and stopped in the first round.
In the men's doubles competition, the Chinese rising star pair Chen Baiyang / Liu Yi met the top seeds, the Japanese pair Yugo Kobayashi / Hoki Zhuo Lang, in the first round, lost 0:2 and missed the next round.
In the mixed doubles event, the Chinese pair of Cheng Xing/Chen Fanghui defeated Chinese Taipei's Zhang Xueqi/Li Zhizheng 2:1, and will face Yang Boxuan/Hu Ayafang, also from Chinese Taipei, in the next round.
Before the tournament began, Denmark's Anselon, the top seed in the men's singles and currently world number one, announced that he had withdrawn due to physical reasons. Thailand's Kunravut, the No. 2 seed, was eliminated early after an upset defeat to India's Lakshya Sen. No. 3 seed, Japan's Kodai Naraoka, made the cut.
The Japanese team competed in all five individual events. Four of the top five seeded players in women's doubles and mixed doubles are from Japan. Akane Yamaguchi is seen as the favorite to win the women's singles title. Another general, Aya Ohori, was unable to participate due to visa application issues.
The total prize money for this event is $42,<>. (End)