Thu, 30 Jun 2022

JAKARTA, June 19 (Xinhua) -- China claimed two golds and two silvers as the 2022 Indonesia Open badminton tournament at the Istora Senayan stadium concluded here on Sunday evening.

China's top-seeded duo Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong secured the mixed doubles title after a crushing 21-14, 21-16 defeat of Japan's Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino in 41 minutes.

Last Sunday, world No. 2 pair Zheng and Huang had taken gold at the Indonesian Masters tournament held at the same stadium. "The medals of today and last week proved that we are a good team," said Huang.

Their compatriots Liu Yuchen and Ou Xuanyi secured the men's doubles title by downing their South Korean opponents Choi Sol-gyu and Kim Won-ho of South Korea 21-17, 23-21.

Fellow Chinese Wang Zhiyi, 22, finished with a silver medal in the women's singles after losing to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu-ying 21-23, 21-6, 21-15 in an hour-long contest.

Zhao Junpeng took the silver in the men's singles as the 26-year-old was knocked out by world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 21-9, 21-10.

In the all-Japanese women's doubles final, Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida beat Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota 18-21, 21-14, 21-17.

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