Players from China and Denmark dominated the tenth Carlton Polish Open International Badminton championships, held in Warsaw, Poland, from November 23 to 25.
LADIES SINGLES FINAL:
1. GVs Gao Meifeng (black shorts) serves and after rally loses point to Nong Qunhua (4 shots) 0.24
2. SVs Gao Meifeng serves for match and after rally smashes for point and match; they shake hands and walk off (2 shots) 0.44
MIXED DOUBLES FINALS:
3. SV Sitte Paulsen serves and after rally Zhang Xinguang plays long shot just out 1.02
4. SV Gao Meifeng serves for match and after rally, Anders Nielsen smashes into net. Players walk off (2 shots) 1.14
LADIES DOUBLES FINAL:
5. SVs Yao Fen serves; after rally the shuttlecock is smashed out (4 shots) 1.30
6. CU Yao Fen serves, follows up by hitting returned shot into net (2 shots) 1.44
7. SVs Nong Qunhua serves for match and wins point. Players shake hands and walk off (3 shots) 1.55
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Background: WARSAW, POLAND
Players from China and Denmark dominated the tenth Carlton Polish Open International Badminton championships, held in Warsaw, Poland, from November 23 to 25. In the ladies' singles final, an all-Chinese match pitted Gao Meifeng (wearing black shorts) against Nong Qunhua, with Gao overcoming a fierce challenge to win 1-3, 1-11, 12-10. The mixed doubles final matched a Chinese pair, Zhang Xinguang and Gao Meifeng against Denmark's Sitte Paulsen and Anders Nielsen. The contest was hard-fought, with the Chinese competitors having to battle hard in the second set to overcome their opponents 15-9, 15-10, to take the title. Another all-Chinese match -- this time the ladies' doubles -- teamed the singles final's contestants Gao Meifeng and Nong Qunhua against Yao Fen, partnered by Lai Caiqin. Although Gao and Nong won first prize, the contest was also a tough one, with final scores of 15-9 and 15-12 being tallied by the victors. Nearly 160 players took part in the three-day event, with fifteen countries represented. A Belgian team had intended to participate but was unable to arrive in time. The men's final could not be played in Warsaw due to electrical faults in the hall caused by heavy gales throughout Poland; instead, Bengt Svenningsen and Kim Levin, both Danes, will face each other in their home country to decide the men's winner.
Source: POLISH TELEVISION