BADMINTON: Amazing eighth tournament title for Kento Momota in Korea

The joy of victory for Japan's Kento Momota

“Actually, I didn’t count my number of titles. I just want to keep winning more. I wanted to keep the rallies going. I was trying not to give him any openings. It was kind of a hard two weeks, but I have more competitions coming up, so I want to get over this win and prepare for the upcoming ones.”

That’s no.1-ranked Kento Momota of Japan, who won his eighth Singles title of the season with a 21-19, 21-17 win over Taipei’s Tien Chen Chou at the Korea Open in Incheon. Momota won all five of his matches in straight sets and won in back-to-back weeks.

China’s Bing Jiao He made a return to the winner’s circle in the women’s Singles final, winning her first World Tour event in three years with a comeback win against Thai Ratchanok Intanon. He survived four match points in the second set, but came back to win, 18,21, 24-22, 21-17.


BWF World Tour/Korea Open
Incheon (KOR) ~ 24-29 September 2019
(Full results here)

Men/Singles: 1. Kento Momota (JPN); 2. Tien Chen Chou (TPE); 3. Tzu Wei Wang (TPE) and Kashyap Parupalli (IND). Final: Momota d. Chou, 21-19, 21-17.

Men/Doubles: 1. Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Ardianto (INA); 2. Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda (JPN): 3. SolGyu Choi/Seung Jae Seo (KOR) and Junhui Li/Yuchen Liu (CHN). Final: Alfian/Ardianto d. Kamura/Sonoda, 21-16, 21-17.

Women/Singles: 1. Bing Jiao He (CHN); 2. Ratchanok Intanon (THA); 3. Michelle Li (CAN) and Tzu Ying Tai (TPE). Final: He d. Intanon, 18-21, 24-22, 21-17.

Women/Doubles: 1. So Yeong Kim/Hee Yong Kong (KOR); 2. So Hee Lee/Seung Chan Shin (KOR); 3. Nami Matsuyama/Chiharu Shida (JPN) and Ayako Sakuramoto/Yukiko Takahata (JPN). Final: Kim/Kong d. Lee/Shin, 13-21, 21-19, 21-17.

Mixed Doubles: 1. Dechapol Puavaranukroh/Sapsiree Taerattanachai (THA); 2. Siwei Zheng/Yaqiong Huang (CHN); 3. Rinov Rivaldy/Pitha Mentari (INA) and Seung Jae Seo/Yujung Chae (KOR). Final: Puavaranukroh/Taerattanachai d. Zheng/Huang, 21-14, 21-13.