Shi Qui beat Momota, China lift record 12th Sudirman Cup title - Sports history


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Sunday, October 3, 2021

Shi Qui beat Momota, China lift record 12th Sudirman Cup title

Team China defeats Team Japan to win records 12th time Sudirman Cup 2021 trophy.

Defending champions China clinched their 12th Sudirman Cup trophy 2021 after defeating Japan 3-1 in Vantaa, Finland on Sunday. 

China has won the most titles of Sudirman Cup for 12th times, Most time winners as they reached the event's final for the 14th straight time since 1995 and the match went with the competing order of men's doubles, women's singles, men's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles.

 In the opening match of men's doubles, He Jiting and Zhou Haodong, outplayed world ranking No. 16 duo Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi, 21-17, 14-21, 21-16.

 In women's singles, Tokyo Olympic champion Chen Yufei failed to win the match agains the world No. 5 Akane Yamaguchi, 21-19, 21-16.

 In the women's doubles, Tokyo Olympic silver medalists Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan took straight win against Mayu Matsumoto and Misaki Matsutomo, 21-17, 21-16, sealing the victory for China 3-1.

Like what happened in 2019 Sudirman Cup final, China's Shi Yuqi defeated Japan's Kento Momota 21-13, 8-21, 21-12 in their men's singles final. Shi played smart with a quick end to the second set, which was won by world No.1 Momota.

 Men's doubles winner Zhou Haodong Siad:  

 "I don't really mind when we lost the second game, because we can start from zero in the third. We've learned the experience from the battle against Denmark and have become more patient. The winning trend is on our side," said Zhou.

 Tokyo Olympic champion Chen Yufei lost in women's singles, Said:   

"I had won some previous encounters against her when she had some troubles of injuries. She is now getting more powerful. I made too many mistakes today," said Chen, who lauded Akane "always a strong opponent with tough style."

 Shi Yuqi after beating the Kento Momota in men's singles, Said:  

 "My feeling in second game seems not good enough, that's why I gave up the second and used full power in the third," Shi talked about his strategy.

 "It means so much for me and my team. I won against him in the 2019 Sudirman Cup final and now I need to do that again. My target is not only recovering 100% from injuries but also becoming much stronger than before," said Shi.

Tokyo Olympic silver medalists Jia Yifan sealed the victory for China Said. 

"I told myself before the match to take every possible chance to win the game. When the team led 2-1, we have to seal the victory and won't leave the game to the next match," said Jia.


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