Top seeds dominate assert their dominance while tournament debutantes make their mark: Day one highlights – Samoa 2019 Pacific Games

Photo credit Games News Service – Therese Rivers Fiji, Tahiti and New Caledonia opened with a dominant performance on day one of the Mixed Team event. Check out all the highlights from day one at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games badminton Mixed Team event. MORNING SESSION Tahiti and Fiji celebrated with a whitewash victory while…

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Wendy Chen prepares in Bangalore’s Sporting Excellence Centre as Oceania players get ready for the 2019 YONEX Canada Open.

Oceania’s reigning Women’s Singles champion has been preparing for an upcoming month of intense competition in India. Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen is looking to qualify for her second Olympics Games after competing in Rio 2016. The singles specialist is competing in the 2019 YONEX Canada Open and US Open over the next month and is balancing…

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Samoa 2019 Pacific Games draws and seeds announced – Tahiti look to reprise their Oceania Championships defeat as first seeds

Seven teams will compete in the Mixed Team badminton event at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games event from Monday 8 – Wednesday 10 July. Five months after the VICTOR Oceania Open Mixed Team Championships, where four out of these seven teams competed, the Pacific Islands unite for the prestigious quadrennial event. The teams have been…

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Singles Semi Finals Highlights – Aus Open ’19

WS: Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)[1] beat Ratchanok Intanon (THA)[4] 21-17, 21-15 Even though Ratchanok Intanon was making Nozomi Okuhara run a great deal, there was no reluctance on the latter’s part. The Japanese still managed to stay ahead in the first game. There were a few Thai drop-shots that were too sharp to reach but the…

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