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The 2009 BWF World Championships was the 17th tournament of the BWF World Championships, a global tournament in the sport of badminton. It was held at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, from 10 August – 16 August 2009.[1] It was the first ever World Championships event to take place in India.[2]

2009 BWF World Championships
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Tournament details
Dates10 August – 16 August
Edition17th
LevelInternational
VenueGachibowli Indoor Stadium
LocationHyderabad, India
2007 Kuala Lumpur 2010 Paris

Badminton England withdrew before the first round due to a perceived threat of terror against the team. They were later joined by two Austrian doubles players. Lin Dan won the men's singles event, thus becoming the only player in badminton history to have won three men's singles world championship titles having done so consecutively in 2006, 2007, and 2009.[3] Lu Lan won the World Championship title in the women's singles event. Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng of China won the World Championship title in the men's doubles event in a match which was later dubbed a "classic". Zhang Yawen and Zhao Tingting won the World Championship title in the women's doubles event, whilst Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Rytter Juhl of Denmark won the World Championship title in the mixed doubles event.

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Host city selectionEdit

Denmark, India, and Macau submitted bids to host the championships. India won the right to host the championships after the remaining candidates withdrew their bids.[4]

VenueEdit

The 2009 BWF World Championships were held at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Gachibowli, Hyderabad.

DrawEdit

The draw took place on 22 July 2009, featuring Chief Guest and Indian Sports Minister, Dr. M.S. Gill.[2]

Participating nationsEdit

AustriaEdit

Due to security worries Austrian doubles pair Peter Zauner and Jürgen Koch decided against participation in the 2009 BWF World Championships.[5] The BWF issued a special statement calling the withdrawals "an individual decision on the part of the players". COO BWF Thomas Lund said: "I believe it is a matter of concern that teams haven’t been consulting us before pulling out, because all the necessary information is available with us which will allay fears".[5] Lund declined to blame the Indian media for their part in the withdrawals: "I can’t say India as hosts have any reason to be blamed for a false newspaper report with threat perceptions which triggered these reactions."[5]

DenmarkEdit

Denmark, who had not achieved a BWF World Championship singles win since 1999, and a men’s title since 1997, took part.[6] The country last won the men's doubles title in 2003.[6]

EnglandEdit

The English badminton team decided against participation in the 2009 BWF World Championships, citing fears of a "terrorist threat", although, according to Hyderabad's police commission "there's no real threat, only a perception".[7] Badminton England chief executive Adrian Christy called it "an incredibly tough decision and one we didn't take lightly".[7] Christy said: "We were not prepared to risk the safety of our players, coaches and staff in what we felt could have been a very volatile environment".[7]

MedalistsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

Lin Dan of China won the World Championship title in the men's singles event, beating Chen Jin in the final[8] with a score of 21-18, 21–16.[8] The victory, Lin's third consecutive World Championship crown (four counting the unofficial World Championship, the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008), set a new record for consecutive titles.[8] However, despite the three consecutive victories, Lin was not ranked number one in the world at the time of his third victory.[8]

SeedsEdit

  1.   Lee Chong Wei (Quarter Final)
  2.   Chen Jin (Final)
  3.   Peter Gade (Quarter Final)
  4.   Taufik Hidayat (Semi Final)
  5.   Lin Dan (Champion)
  6.   Sony Dwi Kuncoro (Semi Final)
  7.   Joachim Persson (First Round)
  8.   Park Sung-hwan (Second Round)
  9.   Hsieh Yu-hsing (Third Round)
  10.   Chan Yan Kit (Third Round)
  11.   Bao Chunlai (First Round)
  12.   Wong Choong Hann (First Round)
  13.   Simon Santoso (Quarter Final)
  14.   Nguyen Tien Minh (Third Round)
  15.   Chetan Anand (Third Round)
  16.   Boonsak Ponsana (Third Round)

ResultsEdit

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
               
1   Lee Chong Wei 16 21 12
6   Sony Dwi Kuncoro 21 14 21
6   Sony Dwi Kuncoro 14 21 15
5   Lin Dan 21 13 21
3   Peter Gade 20 16
5   Lin Dan 22 21
5   Lin Dan 21 21
2   Chen Jin 18 16
    Jan Ø. Jørgensen 19 19
4   Taufik Hidayat 21 21
4   Taufik Hidayat 16 6
2   Chen Jin 21 21
13   Simon Santoso 10 13
2   Chen Jin 21 21

Women's singlesEdit

Lu Lan won the World Championship title in the women's singles event, beating Xie Xingfang in the final.[8] Lu won by a score of 23–21.[8] Xie had at one point reached game point when the score was at 21–20.[8] Lu won in two games by scores of 23–21 and 21–12.[8]

SeedsEdit

  1.   Zhou Mi (Quarter Final)
  2.   Wang Lin (Semi Final)
  3.   Tine Rasmussen (Quarter Final)
  4.   Wang Yihan (Third Round)
  5.   Xie Xingfang (Final)
  6.   Saina Nehwal (Quarter Final)
  7.   Lu Lan (Champion)
  8.   Pi Hongyan (Semi Final)
  9.   Wang Chen (Third Round)
  10.   Petya Nedelcheva (Third Round)
  11.   Juliane Schenk (Quarter Final)
  12.   Hwang Hye-youn (Third Round)
  13.   Yip Pui Yin (Third Round)
  14.   Wong Mew Choo (Second Round)
  15.   Maria Kristin Yulianti (Third Round)
  16.   Judith Meulendijks (Second Round)

ResultsEdit

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
               
1   Zhou Mi 15 18
5   Xie Xingfang 21 21
5   Xie Xingfang 21 21
8   Pi Hongyan 18 8
11   Juliane Schenk 21 15 19
8   Pi Hongyan 15 21 21
5   Xie Xingfang 21 12
7   Lu Lan 23 21
7   Lu Lan 21 21
3   Tine Rasmussen 15 13
7   Lu Lan 21 21
2   Wang Lin 18 19
6   Saina Nehwal 16 19
2   Wang Lin 21 21

Men's doublesEdit

Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng of China won the World Championship title in the men's doubles event, the final of the World Championships, beating Lee Yong-dae and Jung Jae-sung of Korea in the final.[9] It was their second men's doubles title, having previously won in Madrid in 2006.[9] Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng won the first game by a score of 21–18. The Koreans then won the second game by a score of 16–21 to draw level.[9] The third game saw the two pairs exchange the lead several times with a one point difference before exchanging several match points.[9] 28–26 was the final score, with the Chinese declared winners on their sixth match point.[9] Retired Chinese badminton player and now coach of his national team, Li Yongbo, watched from the sidelines what was later termed "a classic that will be often recalled as one of the best men’s doubles matches in the recent history of the sport".[9]

SeedsEdit

ResultsEdit

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
               
    Cho Gun-woo
  Yoo Yeon-seong
21 12 14
8   Zakry Abdul Latif
  Fairuzizuan Tazari
17 21 21
8   Zakry Abdul Latif
  Fairuzizuan Tazari
21 22 15
5   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
18 24 21
    Han Sang-hoon
  Shin Baek-cheol
16 18
5   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
21 21
5   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
21 16 28
4   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Yong-dae
18 21 26
    Xu Chen
  Guo Zhendong
17 26
4   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Yong-dae
21 28
4   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Yong-dae
16 21 22
2   Koo Kien Keat
  Tan Boon Heong
21 14 20
    Howard Bach
  Tony Gunawan
20 21 17
2   Koo Kien Keat
  Tan Boon Heong
22 13 21

Women's doublesEdit

Zhang Yawen and Zhao Tingting won the World Championship title in the women's doubles event, beating Cheng Shu and Zhao Yunlei in the final.[8] They did so with some difficulty, including three games with scores of 17–21, 21–17 and 21–16, and battled delaying tactics employed by their rivals.[8] The match also featured several lengthy rallies which consisted of over thirty shots.[8] On the winners' podium to receive their medals, the winners cried as it was their first ever victory in the women's doubles event.[8]

SeedsEdit

ResultsEdit

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
               
11   Miyuki Maeda
  Satoko Suetsuna
17 8
5   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
21 21
5   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
22 21 8
8   Zhang Yawen
  Zhao Tingting
24 18 21
4   Ha Jung-eun
  Kim Min-jung
9 10
8   Zhang Yawen
  Zhao Tingting
21 21
8   Zhang Yawen
  Zhao Tingting
17 21 21
2   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
21 17 16
6   Ma Jin
  Wang Xiaoli
21 21
3   Lee Hyo-jung
  Lee Kyung-won
18 13
6   Ma Jin
  Wang Xiaoli
16 12
2   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
21 21
7   Cheng Wen-hsing
  Chien Yu-chin
21 11 8
2   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
11 21 21

Mixed doublesEdit

Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Rytter Juhl of Denmark won the World Championship title in the mixed doubles event, beating Lilyana Natsir and Nova Widianto of Indonesia (the defending champions) in the final.[8] It was their first ever world title.[8] The duo beat Zheng Bo and Ma Jin of China and Korea's Olympic champions on the way to the final.[8] In the final, the Danish doubles pair won the first game by a score of 21–13 and also eased through the second game at a score of 21–17.[8]

SeedsEdit

ResultsEdit

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
               
1   Lee Yong-dae
  Lee Hyo-jung
21 21
5   Xie Zhongbo
  Zhang Yawen
16 16
1   Lee Yong-dae
  Lee Hyo-jung
21 9 18
7   Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
18 21 21
3   Zheng Bo
  Ma Jin
20 21 20
7   Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
22 11 22
7   Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21 21
2   Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
13 17
6   Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
21 21
4   He Hanbin
  Yu Yang
10 17
6   Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
18 21 18
2   Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
21 14 21
8   Valiyaveetil Diju
  Jwala Gutta
16 14
2   Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
21 21

Medal accountEdit

Pos Country       Total
1   China 4 3 3 10
2   Denmark 1 0 1 2
3   Indonesia 0 1 2 3
4   South Korea 0 1 1 2
5   Malaysia 0 0 2 2
6   France 0 0 1 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2009 World Championships Invitation [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "YONEX-Sunrise present draw ceremony for BWF World Championships 2009". The Financial Express. 22 July 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
  3. ^ https://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iBp5mncI42R4crQcytni_kCHMmxA
  4. ^ Balasubramanian, Jaishree (9 December 2005). "India to host 2009 Badminton Worlds". dnaindia.com. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "'Austrian pullouts individual decision'". The Indian Express. 14 August 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
  6. ^ a b "Good start for badminton stars". The Copenhagen Post. 13 August 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
  7. ^ a b c "England pulls out of worlds citing terrorist alert". The Seattle Times. 9 August 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Lin Dan creates History". Badzine.net. 17 August 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Cai & Fu Plot a Fitting Finale". Badzine.net. 17 August 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2017.

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