The Yonex Thailand Open 2021 (Level – Super 1000), a Badminton Tournament took place at Impact arena, Bangkok, Thailand from January 12-17, 2021.
- It is the First Badminton Tournament of 2021.
- It was organized by the Badminton Association of Thailand & sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
Winners of Singles Title
- Men’s Category – Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) defeated Angus Long (Hong Kong) to clinch the Men’s Singles Title.
- Women’s Category – Carolina Marin (Spain) defeated Tai Tzu-ying (Taiwan) to bag the Women’s Singles Title.
Winners of Doubles Title:
- In the Men’s Doubles, Taiwan’s Lee Yang & Wang Chi-Lin beat Malaysia’s Goh V Shem & Tan Wee Kiong to bag the Doubles Title.
- In the Women’s Doubles, Indonesia’s Greysia Polii & Apriyani Rahayu defeated Thailand’s Jongkolphan Kititharakul & Rawinda Prajongjai to clinch the Doubles Title.
Winners of Mixed Doubles:
Thailand’s Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai defeated Indonesia’s Praveen Jordan & Melati Daeva Oktavianti to clinch the Mixed Doubles Title.
i.India’s Saina Nehwal lost in the women’s singles second round to Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan.
- In men’s singles, Kidambi Srikanth was forced to give a walkover to his Opponent Lee Zii Jia (Malaysia) in the Second Round as he had pulled up his right calf muscle.
- In Men’s Doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty were defeated by Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan in the Second Round.
- 2 other Indian Men’s Doubles Players – Arjun M R, D Kapila & M Attri, B. S Reddy bowed out in the First Round.
Six Indians feature in top-10 of BWF World Junior Rankings:
In the Latest World Junior Rankings released by BWF post COVID, 6 Indians have featured in the Top-10 Spots
i.In the Men’s Category, Varun Kapur (Maharashtra) attained his Career-best ranking of World Number 2.
- He is the only Indian in Top 10 among male shuttlers.
ii.In the Women’s Category, Samiya Imad Farooqi (Telangana) attained her Career-best ranking of World Number 2.
- Tasnim Mir (4), Treesa Jolly (8) & Aditi Bhatt (10) are the other Indian shuttlers in the Top 10 of Female Singles Category.
- In the Women’s Doubles Category, Tressa (8), Tanisha Crasto (9) & Aditi (9) are placed inside top-10.
|Men’s Singles||Viktor Axelsen (Denmark)||Angus Long (Hong Kong)|
|Women’s Singles||Carolina Marin (Spain)||Tai Tzu-ying (Taiwan)|
|Men’s Doubles||Lee Yang & Wang Chi-Lin (Taiwan)|| Goh V Shem & Tan Wee Kiong
|Women’s Doubles||Greysia Polii & Apriyani Rahayu
|Jongkolphan Kititharakul & Rawinda Prajongjai
|Mixed Doubles||Dechapol Puavaranukroh & Sapsiree Taerattanachai
|Praveen Jordan & Melati Daeva Oktavianti (Malaysia)|
About Badminton World Federation (BWF):
President – Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen
Headquarters – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia