Day 4 – The Finals
After 316 Matches played it is time for the finals ! Sol Kyu Choi from Korea was the name which dominated this day . Participating in Men’s Double, Men’s Singles and Mixed finals , he is the first player in the history of the Wilson German Junior with a chance to win three titles . And he started like a champion . With his partner Se Woong Park he defeats Hyuk Jin Jeon and Seung J ae Seo , also from Korea within 19 minutes 21:15 and 21:16 .
In women’s doubles Julie Finne-Ipsen and Rikke Hansen from Denmark played against Gabriela and Stefani Stoeva from Bulgaria . And the sisters who want to start a professional badminton career after school win the first set 21:16 . After a hard fight from the danish players they can finally win this game 21:15. It is the first title for Bulgaria in the history of the Wilson German Junior.
Now it was time again for Sol Kyu Choi – can he win his second title in men’s singles? For the second time his opponent is called Hyuk Jin Jeon . In set 1 both players , who know each other inside out , showed their best Badminton. Hyuk Jin Jeon takes the lead an wins 21:15. The second set is highly competetive - 20:20 after 33 minutes and Hyuk Jin Jeon can defeat his friend 24:22 .
The fight for the title in women’s singles was settled between Anna Thea Madsen ( DEN) and Sarita Suwanakijboriharn (THA) . Both players are quite small but very fast – a good premiss for a pulsating fight . And the expactations have been complied . Sarita wins the first set 21:19. Can Anna , the last hope for a danish title , strike back ? Yes , she can . Anna wins the second set 21:15 . It is a match on an enormous level of speed , the third set starts with thrilling rallies . With a little luck and an extraordinary finish Anna Thea Madsen wins the third set 21:18.
Finally the Mixed Doubles . Chun Man Tang and Wing Yung Ng from Hong Kong versus Sol Kyu Choi and Hye Rin Kim . Can the Korean win his second title in third attempt ? No , he and his partner cannot bear up the pressure especially by Chun Man Tang , who shows unbelievable power and tactical comprehension . The end result is 21:16, 21:17 .
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Text: Philipp Funk
Quarter Finals – Singles dominated by asian players
In Women’s Singles quarterfinals all three asian player defeat their european opponents . Only Anna Thea Madsen from Denmark reaches the semifinal against Yen mei Ho from Malaysia . The other Semifinal will be settled by Na Young Kim (KOR) and Sarita Suwanakijboriharn (THA)
In Men’s Singles, the title will be given also to the athletes from far east. Fabian Roth from Germany loses 13:21 , 14:21 against Hyuk Jin Jeon from Korea . Denmark’s Mathias Mundbjerg was not able to bear up the pressure of his opponent Ka Long Ng (HKG).The same for Vincent de Vries , who loses 10:21 an 11:21 . The Semifinals will be Joo Ven Soong ( MAS) versus Hyuk Jin Joon(KOR) and Sol Kyu Choi (KOR) versus Ka Long Ng (HKG).
The Quarter Finals – Mixed Doubles
Badminton at highests level is show for the kick-off of the quarter finals at the Wilson German Junior 2013
In a dramtic three set fight , Germany’s Mark Lamsfuß and Franziska Volkamnn beat Malaysia’s Chua/Yap with 22:20 , 18:21 and 21:18 . In the Semifinal they meet Chung Man Tang and Wing Jung Ng from Hongkong, who won against Thailand’s Puavarabukroh/Supajirakul 21:18,13:21 and 21:16 .
The other Semifinal will be settled just by Korean athletes Hyuk Jin Jeon/Na Young Kim and Sol Kyu Choi/Hye Rin Kim. Both couples had quite easy matches and won in two sets .
Day 3 – the quarter finals
Day three at the Wilson German Junior 2013 . Two days played with extraordinary badminton shown by the athletes who compete today in the quarter and semi finals .
the fixtures are :
Chau/Yap (MAS) – Lamsfuß/Volkmann (GER)
Supajirakul/Puavaranukroh(THA) – Tang/Ng(HKG)
Devadass/Choong (MAS) – Choi/H R Kim (KOR)
Jeon/N Y Kim (KOR) – Kersaudy/Tran(FRA)
men’s singles :
Soong(MAS) – Chairojkanja(THA)
Ng (HKG) – Mundbjerg (DEN)
Jeon (KOR) – Roth (GER)
Choi (KOR) – De Vries (NED)
Suwanakijboriharn (THA) – Vandenhoucke (BEL)
Ho (MAS) – Horbach (GER)
S Stoeva (BUL) – N K Kim (KOR)
Dergunova (RUS) – Madsen (DEN)
Lodiot/Maio (FRA) – Devadass/Ong (MAS)
Jeon/Seo (KOR) – Byverly/Lamsfuß (GER)
Chua/Woon(MAS) – Muns/ De Vries (NED)
Soo/Soong (MAS) – Choi/Park(KOR)
Eo/Kang(KOR) – Batomene/Guerin(FRA)
Stoeva/Stoeva(BUL) – Moore/Williams(ENG)
Cheung/Yuen(HKG) – Finne-Ipsen/Hansen(DEN)
Han/H R Kim(KOR) – N Y Kim/Ryu(KOR)
GJTV // Interview Joo Ven Soong
Review Rounds 1 and 2
Review round 1 and 2
two rounds played at the Wilson German Junior 2013 – we saw 147 matches on highest level . all top seeded athletes proceed to round 3
MS – easy going for malaysias seeded number one Joo Ven Soong , who beats denmarks Joshua Eipe in two sets 21:11 and 21:15 , Matthias Almer (AUT) , seeded number two beats Michel Laanes from Estonia .
WS – a demonstration of power from far east - the asian women begin to show that they are still the most powerful players in the world . Clear victories in round 1 and 2 for all … As germany’s coach Matthias Hütten says, ” the difference between europe and asia is shrinking “, we are exited if top seeded Stefanie Stoeva and Anna Thea Madsen can break this domination.
WD – the same in women’s doubles round 1, as malaysia coach Pang Cheh Chang points out , ” in europe they play with more intelligence , we will see exiting matches today in round 2 . ”
MD – all seeded players start in round two this afternoon 03:00 p.m.
XD – Dutch Open winners Lamsfuß/Volkmann(GER) proceeded to round 2 after a thrilling fight versus Frances Deschamp/Guerin . Today the preliminar decisions comes with top matches with players from asia versus europe .
The first re-live matches are online on www.german-junior.tv
Enjoy the exciting matches!
Wilson German Junior taking place in Berlin from 7-10 March 2013
Under the patronage of Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, honrary president of the German Olympic Sports Federation, the international German Badminton junior championships are taking place in the great hall of Sportforum Berlin from 7-10 March 2013.
The hosting local sports club SG EBT Berlin is glad to announce a new entry record. After the entry deadline has passed, 225 players from 26 countries and three continents (Europe, Asia and America) will take part.
The following nations have announced their participation: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Hong Kong China, Indonesia, Korea, Croatia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Austria, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Thailand and Germany.
“Off-course we are very happy about the very good entry result. The badminton youth of the world will meet in Berlin. For us the entry result is another prove of the good international reputation of the tournament and the German badminton sport in general and consequently means again the commitment to offer a first-class organised event”, EBT manager Manfred Kehrberg is looking forward.
Traditionally the tournament offers the best young players the opportunity to directly meet their counterparts of the leading Asian and European badminton nations. For the Europeans it will be the last test in preparation of the European championships taking playe in Turkey in April.
The Wilson German Junior 2013 will start on Thursday (07/03/2013) and Friday (08/03/2013) with the first rounds, followed by the quarter and semi-final matches on Saturday (09/03/2013). As in previous years, the highlight will be the finals including the award ceremony on Sunday (10/03/2013 from 10 am on).
Thanks to the generous support of the title sponsor “Wilson“ there will be no entry fee on Thursday and Friday.
The finals day this year will offer another highlight. The newcomer band Vember from Berlin and partner of EBT will give an exclusive concert.
SG EBT Berlin