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Viktor Axelsen beats Lin Dan in the Total BWF World Championships

28 August 2017

Armed with the offensive DUORA Z-STRIKE racquet specially made to boost power, speed and control and AEROBITE strings which apply heavy spin to hits, Dane Viktor Axelsen defeated Lin Dan of China 22-20, 21-16 in an intense 2 round final that lasted almost 1 hour.

After coming off a win against former World No. 1, Chen Long in the semifinals in just 39 minutes, he faced Lin Dan who was aiming for his 6th championship win.

"I am honored to win against such amazing players, especially that I managed to best Lin Dan on the stage of the finals, this was a big dream for me," he quoted, holding back tears.

In Women's Singles, Japanese Nozomi Okuhara won the first Singles victory in Japanese player history and Pusarla V. Sindhu of India won second place in a hot battle that lasted close to 2 hours. 

Men’s Singles

22-20, 21-16

Women’s Singles

Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)
21-19, 20-22, 22-20
Pusarla V. Sindhu (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ) (IND)

The World Championship tournament in 2018 (Nanjing City, China) Yonex will also strive to ensure that players can demonstrate their full potential as we will be the provider of court mats, nets and a top-class stringing service.

You can check the results of the tournament here: