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The 2005 IBF World Championships (14th tournament) was held in Anaheim, southern California, United States, from August 15 to August 21, 2005.

2005 IBF World Championships
Tournament details
Dates15 August – 21 August
Edition14th
LevelInternational
VenueArrowhead Pond
LocationAnaheim, United States
2003 Birmingham 2006 Madrid

2004 Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia won the men's singles over China's Lin Dan, while Peter Gade of Denmark and Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia received bronze medals.

In the women's singles category, Xie Xingfang won the gold medal beating compatriot 2004 Olympic gold medalist Zhang Ning. Germany's Xu Huaiwen and Chinese Taipei's Cheng Shao-chieh won bronze medals. Cheng Shao-chieh also created some surprise results in the tournament.

Women's doubles was almost an all-China show. 2004 Olympic gold medalists Zhang Jiewen/Yang Wei repeated their 2004 Olympic performance with victory over silver medalists Gao Ling/Huang Sui.

In the mixed doubles, number 1 seeds Nathan Robertson/Gail Emms of England backed out before commencement of the tournament due to an injury to Robertson. This paved the way for several pairs to contest the medals. Indonesia's Nova Widianto and Lilyana Natsir secured the gold over China's up and coming Xie Zhongbo/Zhang Yawen. Zhang Yawen also become the only double medalist in this games winning the silver in mixed doubles and bronze in the women's doubles.

The biggest surprise in the tournament came in men's doubles. Though former Indonesian star Tony Gunawan had long been recognized as one of the premier men's doubles players in the game, he and his American partner Howard Bach were only the 13th seeded team in the competition. However, from the round of 16 through the semifinal they routinely defeated higher seeded pairs to reach the final. There, before a surprisingly large "hometown crowd", they overcame the second seeded Indonesian team of Sigit Budiarto and Candra Wijaya in three close games to become the first American winners of any event since the IBF first held an official World Championships in 1977.

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Host city selectionEdit

Anaheim (United States) and Aarhus[1] (Denmark) were the candidates for the host of the championships. Singapore withdrew its bid before the council meeting which later awarded the event to Anaheim. [2]

VenueEdit

The championships was held at Arrowhead Pond.

MedalistsEdit

China had an excellent tournament, winning seven medals in total, including the gold medals in the women's singles and women's doubles, as well as four of the five silvers. Indonesia won both the men's singles and mixed doubles. The men's doubles tournament was won by the 13th seeds, Tony Gunawan and Howard Bach, winning the United States's first ever gold at the World Championships.

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (United States)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China2417
2  Indonesia2114
3  United States*1001
4  Malaysia0022
5  Chinese Taipei0011
  Denmark0011
  Germany0011
  New Zealand0011
  South Korea0011
  Thailand0011
Totals (10 nations)551020

EventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles   Taufik Hidayat   Lin Dan   Peter Gade
  Lee Chong Wei
Women's Singles   Xie Xingfang   Zhang Ning   Xu Huaiwen
  Cheng Shao-chieh
Men's Doubles   Tony Gunawan
  Howard Bach
  Candra Wijaya
  Sigit Budiarto
  Luluk Hadiyanto
  Alvent Yulianto
  Chan Chong Ming
  Koo Kien Keat
Women's Doubles   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
  Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
  Zhang Dan
  Zhang Yawen
  Lee Kyung-won
  Lee Hyo-jung
Mixed Doubles   Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
  Xie Zhongbo
  Zhang Yawen
  Daniel A Shirley
  Sara Runesten-Petersen
  Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thungthongkam

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 50 nations entered players at the 2005 IBF World Championships. The number of competitors is indicated in parentheses.

Results of the final roundsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Lin Dan 5 15 15
9/16   Lee Hyun-il 15 7 8
  Lin Dan 15 13 15
  Peter Gade 9 15 11
3/4   Peter Gade 15 15
5/8   Chen Hong 13 4
  Lin Dan 3 7
  Taufik Hidayat 15 15
5/8   Lee Chong Wei 15 15
3/4   Bao Chunlai 5 7
  Lee Chong Wei 3 12
  Taufik Hidayat 15 15
5/8   Taufik Hidayat 3 15 15
2   Kenneth Jonassen 15 10 7

Women's SinglesEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Zhang Ning 11 11
9/16   Kaori Mori 4 6
  Zhang Ning 11 11
  Xu Huaiwen 7 9
3/4   Pi Hongyan 3 2
5/8   Xu Huaiwen 11 11
  Zhang Ning 8 11 3
  Xie Xingfang 11 9 11
    Cheng Shao-chieh 11 5 11
3/4   Wang Chen 9 11 6
  Cheng Shao-chieh 11 5 6
  Xie Xingfang 2 11 11
5/8   Tracey Hallam 3 1
2   Xie Xingfang 11 11

Men's DoublesEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1   Jens Eriksen
  Martin Lundgaard Hansen
9 10
9/16   Tony Gunawan
  Howard Bach
15 15
  Tony Gunawan
  Howard Bach
15 15
  Luluk Hadiyanto
  Alvent Yulianto
9 13
3/4   Luluk Hadiyanto
  Alvent Yulianto
15 12 15
5/8   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Jae-jin
5 15 7
  Tony Gunawan
  Howard Bach
15 10 15
  Candra Wijaya
  Sigit Budiarto
11 15 11
9/16   Flandy Limpele
  Eng Hian
15 12 10
9/16   Chan Chong Ming
  Koo Kien Keat
6 15 15
  Chan Chong Ming
  Koo Kien Keat
9 11
  Candra Wijaya
  Sigit Budiarto
15 15
5/8   Lars Paaske
  Jonas Rasmussen
10 15 9
2   Candra Wijaya
  Sigit Budiarto
15 11 15

Women's DoublesEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
  Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
15 15
  Gail Emms
  Donna Kellogg
7 10
  Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
15 15
  Lee Kyung-Won
  Lee Hyo-Jung
4 3
  Lee Kyung-Won
  Lee Hyo-Jung
15 15
  Pei Tty Wong
  Eei Hui Chin
6 5
  Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
17 15
  Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
16 7
  Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
15 15
  Saralee Thungthongkam
  Sathinee Chankrachangwong
3 4
  Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
15 15
  Zhang Dan
  Zhang Yawen
5 8
  Wei Yili
  Zhao Tingting
8 9
  Zhang Dan
  Zhang Yawen
15 15

Mixed DoublesEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
  Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
15 15
  Fredrik Bergström
  Johanna Persson
6 6
  Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
15 3 15
  Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thungthongkam
9 15 10
  Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thungthongkam
10 15 15
  Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
15 7 11
  Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
13 15 15
  Xie Zhongbo
  Zhang Yawen
15 8 2
  Xie Zhongbo
  Zhang Yawen
6 17 15
  Chen Qiqiu
  Zhao Tingting
15 14 2
  Xie Zhongbo
  Zhang Yawen
15 15
  Daniel Shirley
  Sara Runesten-Petersen
8 8
  Daniel Shirley
  Sara Runesten-Petersen
15 15
  Lee Jae-jin
  Lee Hyo-jung
11 13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "DBF satser på Århus til VM i 2005". fyens.dk. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Arrowhead Pond Awarded 2005 Badminton World Championships" (PDF). lasports.org. Retrieved 1 April 2017.

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