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Pedersen-Juhl claim maiden Superseries crown

Denmark’s Christinna Pedersen (below) and Kamilla Rytter-Juhl did their Olympic qualification a world of good when they captured the Maybank Malaysia Open presented by Proton on Sunday.

Christinna Pedersen (Happy final Mas)Their victory at Putra Stadium on Sunday was the duo’s first OSIM BWF World Superseries title as a pair.

Although known more for their mixed doubles play, the duo were in their element in Malaysia and delighted the home crowd by getting their hands on the title after a thrilling 21-19, 21-18 victory over South Korea’s Ha Jung Eun-Kim Min Jung .

“It’s just amazing to finally win a women’s doubles Superseries event. It was a close match but we held on to take both games, even though the Chinese stars were pushing hard and had opportunities to get a win.”

The Danes are currently ranked No. 10 in the world and need to be among the top eight pairs to get a ticket to London.

Meanwhile, Fang Chieh Min-Lee Sheng Mu (below), dismissed their chances of winning an Olympic medal despite winning the men’s doubles title in Kuala Lumpur.

Lee Sheng Mu-Fang Chieh Min (final Mas)The pair from Taipei edged South Korea’s Cho Gun Woo-Shin Baek Choel 16-21, 21-16, 21-16.

“We are not sure of qualifying for the Olympics so it is premature to even think of could win a medal,” said Chieh Min.

“We were lucky to win here and end our two-year Superseries as the top three pairs in the world (Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng, Jung Jae Sung-Lee Yong Dae and Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen) have skipped the tournament.”

For full results, click here.

FINALS
Men
Singles: Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) bt Kenichi Tago (Japan) 21-6, 21-13.
Doubles: Fang Chieh Min-Lee Sheng Mu (Taipei) bt Cho Gun Woo-Shin Baek Choel (South Korea) 16-21, 21-16, 21-16.

Women

Singles: Wang Yihan (China) bt Wang Xin (China) 21-19, 21-11.
Doubles: Christinna Pedersen-Kamilla Rytter-Juhl (Denmark) bt Ha Jung Eun-Kim Min Jung (KOR) 21-19, 21-18.

Mixed doubles: Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei (China) bt Xu Chen-Ma Jin (China) 21-12, 21-9.

 

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