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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Review: Epic Battles in Ballerup

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Review: Epic Battles in Ballerup

A World Championships that began under the shadow of prominent withdrawals ended with glorious milestones being set.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 7: Zhao Pockets Double

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 7: Zhao Pockets Double

China's Zhao Yunlei replicated her London Olympics performance with two titles at the Li-Ning BWF World Championships.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 7: Marin Makes History; Lee’s Jinx Continues

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 7: Marin Makes History; Lee’s Jinx Continues

Carolina Marin authored one of the most significant results in badminton history, beating favourite Li Xuerui in the Women's Singles final to become Spain's first-ever World champion.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 6: Disappointment for Denmark

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 6: Disappointment for Denmark

Semi-finals day ended in despair for the hosts as their representatives in three events failed to cross the penultimate hurdle. Here are some visuals of yesterday’s action.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 6: Magnificent Marin Shines

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 6: Magnificent Marin Shines

Carolina Marin, who had to persuade boys to hit with her so she could improve, became the first Spaniard to reach a World Championship final, beating up-and-coming Indian, PV Sindhu, in a taut, emotionally draining semi-final tonight.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 6: Superb Lee Hurtles into Final

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 6: Superb Lee Hurtles into Final

World No.1 Lee Chong Wei produced his best performance of the week today to be a step away from the elusive Men’s Singles World Championship that would further enhance his already legendary status.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 5: A Few Surprises

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 5: A Few Surprises

Traditional powerhouses China, Korea and Denmark continued to dominate the Li-Ning BWF World Championships but there were a couple of unexpected semi-finalists. Here are some snapshots of the action.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 5: ‘Viktor-ious’ - Marin and Axelsen!

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 5: ‘Viktor-ious’ - Marin and Axelsen!

Carolina Marin, the 21-year-old left-hander from Spain, and Danish 20-year-old, Viktor Axelsen, announced themselves on badminton’s big stage tonight, securing World Championship medals for their countries.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 5: Sizzling Sindhu into Semi-Finals

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 5: Sizzling Sindhu into Semi-Finals

PV Sindhu – she of the barnstorming attack – upset the seedings for the second successive day and year, crashing the potential all-China finale to reach the Li-Ning BWF World Championships semi-finals today.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 4: Seeds Tumble Out

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 4: Seeds Tumble Out

Several favoured players, including Men’s Singles third seed Jan O Jorgensen, stumbled at the Li-Ning BWF World Championships yesterday. Here are some images of the day's action.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 4: Jorgensen's Nightmarish End

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 4: Jorgensen's Nightmarish End

Jan O Jorgensen’s dream of emulating compatriot greats like Flemming Delfs and Peter Rasmussen vanished in 23 minutes of pain, panic and numbing disbelief in the third round of the Men’s Singles tonight.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 4: Resolute Mitani Topples Intanon

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 - Day 4: Resolute Mitani Topples Intanon

There will be a new Women’s Singles queen as Minatsu Mitani of Japan knocked title-holder, Ratchanok Intanon, out of the Li-Ning BWF World Championships today in a last-16 battle.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 3: Competition Heats Up

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 3: Competition Heats Up

Action at the Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 picked up momentum as the tournament headed towards its business end. Here are some snapshots from the third day’s play.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 3: Jorgensen 'Danes' to Dream

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 3: Jorgensen 'Danes' to Dream

In an imposing performance, Jan Jorgensen maintained Denmark’s extraordinary World Championships tradition, romping into the last 16 of Men's Singles this afternoon in front of family and friends.

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Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 3: Chinese ‘Bao’ Out

Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Day 3: Chinese ‘Bao’ Out

Indonesia’s squad – depleted by injury and illness to some of its stars – got an incredible lift today as unlikely heroines, Anggia Shitta Awanda and Della Destiara Haris, emphatically ousted the No.1 Women’s Doubles seeds. 

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