Relive the round of 16 action from the badminton World Championships in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, August 25, 2022.
The 27th BWF World Championships in badminton have reached the round of 16 stage in Tokyo, Japan, with the third-round matches taking place on Thursday (25 August 2022) across five events: men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.
Viktor Axelsen, Lee Zii Jia, Yamaguchi Akane, and Carolina Marn are among those competing on the fourth day of the Championships at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.
Olympics.com has live updates from Tokyo throughout the day, which you can see below.
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21:00 – Selected outcomes
Korean men’s doubles pair Choi Sol Gyu and Seo Seung Jae beat Chinese Taipei’s Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin 21-17, 16-21, 21-14 in the day’s final match.
The quarter-final stage begins tomorrow across all five formats, so keep an eye on the Olympics.com live blog for the most up-to-date results.
We’ll leave you with a summary of the day’s key findings:
Carolina Marin (ESP) defeated He Bing Jiao 16-21, 21-15, 22-20. (CHN)
Michelle Li (THA) 25-23, 16-21, 21-13 Ratchanok Intanon (CAN)
Takahashi Sakaya (JPN) 21-18, 21-7 Yamaguchi Akane (JPN)
Sitthikom Thammasin defeated Viktor Axelsen (DEN) 21-19, 21-16. (THA)
Shi Yu Qi (CHN) beat Anthony Ginting 21-11, 13-21, 21-18. (IDN)
Loh Kean Yew (SGP) defeated Ng Ka Long Angus 21-11, 11-4. (HK)
HS Prannoy 17-21, 21-16, 21-17 Lakshya Sen (IND) (IND)
Ben Lane / Sean Vendy 21-15, 21-9 Marcus Gideon / Kevin Sukamuljo (IDN) (ENG)
Matsuyama Nami / Shida Chiharu (JPN) 21-16, Tan Pearly / Thinaah Murlalitharan (THIN) 21-16 (MAL)
Michelle Li scores an upset at 20:32.
The 13th seed from Canada in women’s singles put on a stunning performance to defeat Thailand’s highly regarded Ratchanok Intanon 25-23, 16-21, 21-13.
Check out her reaction in the video below.
19:52 – Ng ka Long Angus retires injured, Loh Kean Yew advances
The Hong Kong tenth seed is eliminated after failing to finish his men’s singles Round-of-16 match against Loh Kean Yew.
At 21-11, 11-4, reigning world champion Loh appeared to be in command of the match.
In tomorrow’s quarter final, the Singaporean will face Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn.
Anthony Ginting wins a three-game thriller at 19:40.
The Olympic bronze medalist from Indonesia has advanced to the men’s singles quarter-finals after defeating China’s Shi Yi Qi 21-11, 13-21, 21-18.
However, if Ginting is to defeat No. 1 seed Viktor Axelsen tomorrow, he will need to up his game even more.
“I’m overjoyed today because I’ve never beaten him before. It was an extremely important game for me “Ginting later told Olympics.com.
“I played as if I had nothing to lose, not thinking about our previous meetings. I enjoyed every single point, and now I can finally beat him.
“The third set on the crucial points was crucial, and I tried to push him as hard as I could.”
Zhao Jun Peng speaks to Olympics.com at 19:25.
The unseeded Chinese player stunned Malaysia’s Asian champion Lee Zii Jia in the men’s singles quarter-finals, winning 19-21, 21-11, 19-21.
“Today, I believe I performed admirably. There are some good things I can take away from this, but I need to prepare more for the next round “He told Shintaro Kano, our reporter.
“Hopefully, I’ll do better next time.
It does not imply that if you have a higher ranking, you will lose. That doesn’t mean you’ll beat me because you’re more popular. I believe it is contingent on your performance that day.
“Prannoy did bet a lot of major opponents, but I’ll be better prepared for him.
I’m not planning ahead of time. I’m just thinking about the game tomorrow. I’m hoping to win tomorrow, and then I’ll focus on the next match.”
Lakshya Sen speaks to Olympics.com at 19:20
In their Round-of-16 men’s singles match, the Indian shuttler upset recently-crowned Commonwealth Games champion and compatriot Lakshya Sen.
“Kento and Lakshya are back-to-back good wins,” he told our reporter.
“It’s been a difficult draw for me, and to beat someone in form… it’s always a pleasure to play him.” I performed admirably and only needed to be patient enough to stick to the plan.
“It was all about who executed better on the day, and because I know him so well, the mind games came into play, so I had to stay extremely focused.”
“I hadn’t had much match practice in the last few weeks, so I was a little nervous going into this match, but my confidence is growing.”
“Zhao has also had a few wins, including one over Lee Zii Jia, so he’ll be difficult to beat tomorrow.”