In a display of sheer dominance, China’s Liang Weikeng and Wang Chang clinched the men’s doubles title at the Thailand Open in commanding fashion on Sunday. The third-seeded duo left no room for doubt as they trounced their Indonesian counterparts, Muhammad Shohibul Fikri and Bagas Maulana, with a resounding score of 21-10, 21-15 in a swift 28-minute showdown.
Wang Chang, reflecting on their victory, shared, “As the match progressed, we found our rhythm and executed some remarkable plays, even deviating from our predetermined strategy. Our comfort within the game allowed us to excel on the court.”
In the women’s singles final, China’s He Bingjiao faced a formidable challenge against South Korea’s top-seeded An Se-young. Unfortunately, He failed to match her opponent’s skill and succumbed to a 21-10, 21-19 defeat. Disappointed with her performance, He admitted, “The first set was largely one-sided. Although I made adjustments in the second set, I should have performed better when the score was tight towards the end.”
The home crowd had reasons to cheer as Kunlavut Vitidsarn, representing Thailand, delighted the audience by securing victory in the men’s singles final. With an impressive display of skill and finesse, Vitidsarn outplayed his opponent, Lee Cheuk Yiu from Hong Kong, China, with a commanding score of 21-12, 21-10.
The success continued for South Korea, as their pairs claimed victory in the mixed doubles and women’s doubles finals. Kim Won-ho and Jeong Na-eun emerged victorious against their Thai opponents in the mixed doubles, while Kim So-yeong and Kong Hee-yong triumphed over their Thai counterparts in the women’s doubles category.
China’s formidable presence in the Thailand Open demonstrated their continued dominance in the world of badminton. Liang Weikeng and Wang Chang’s victory in the men’s doubles final, along with their compatriots’ achievements, further solidified China’s status as a force to be reckoned with in international badminton.