Chinese badminton team guarantees the gold medal in mixed doubles
(Tokyo Olympics) The Chinese badminton team guarantees the mixed doubles gold medal in the final of the two pairs of combined teams
China News Service, Tokyo, July 29, (Bian Liqun) The Tokyo Olympic badminton mixed doubles semifinals on the 29th In the middle, the Chinese combination Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong 21:16 and 21:12 in straight games easily defeated the Hong Kong combination Deng Junwen/Xie Yingxue, and another Chinese combination Wang Yilu/Huang Dongping joined the finals to take the championship and runner-up ahead of schedule.
Two and half mixed doubles In the final, the match between the Chinese combination Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping and the Japanese combination Watanabe/Arisa took the lead. In the past, Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping, who ranked third in the world, had the upper hand.
Chinese combination Wang Yilu/Huang Dongping . Photo by Bian Liqun of China News Service
The first game of the match was very stalemate. The scores of the two sides rose alternately. They fought to 21:21. Then the Japanese team Yudai Watanabe/Arisa Higashino scored two consecutive points to 23: 21 won the first game.
In the second round, the confrontation between the two sides was still fierce, and the “Yellow Duck Combination” gradually entered a better position and continued to expand its lead, and finally pulled back one city at 21:15.
In the decisive game, Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping performed more and more strongly, leading all the way and finally winning 21:14, thus reversing the opponent with a total score of 2:1 to advance to the final.
Speaking of this thrilling match, Huang Dongping said that he had a normal mentality when he first came up, but he was a little conservative in key points and was instead seized by his opponent. Huang Dongping said that after the third game partner Wang Yilu shouted “beat to the death”, she felt very safe. “At least I can’t do it, he can stand up. Because I was a bit over-excited in the first game and slowed down afterwards, but I was still not so determined on some key shots.”
For reaching the finals, Huang Dongping bluntly said that he was in a particularly good mood, while Wang Yilu calmly said: “The game is not over yet.”
In the other semi-final, the world’s No. 1 Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong played against Hong Kong duo Deng Junwen/Xie Yingxue. The two sides have played against each other eight times before. The “IELTS combo” was only in the 2018 Malaysia Open final. 1:2 lost to the opponent once, the historical record dominates.
As soon as the first game came up, the “IELTS combination” quickly entered the state, leading all the way to the next city with 21:16. In the second round of the game, the “IELTS Combo” continued to be in a good state. The opening once played 8:1, and finally won another round 21:12, winning easily with a total score of 2:0.
Huang Yaqiong said after the game: “Xiandou Momota’s loss was a wake-up call for us, and we were prepared to face many difficulties before the game.”
In the finals, Zheng Siwei expressed that he hopes to play all his skills in the Olympic finals, free himself as much as possible, and enjoy the game. (End)