Junior Archive

  • Worlds were not enough for national champion Yamaguchi

    Worlds were not enough for national champion Yamaguchi

    Two-time World Junior Champion Akane Yamaguchi is the only current top ten badminton player who missed the recent BWF World Championships.  Just as the women’s singles seeds were starting to make their initial appearances on...

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    ASIAN JUNIORS Finals – China sweeps titles for the 2nd time!

    Team China swept the titles at the SCG Badminton Asia Junior Championships in Bangkok Sunday, as Korean and Thai opponents were dispatched in the first three matches to guarantee the sweep. Story and photos by...

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    ASIAN JUNIORS SF – Chen goes for 6th and 7th

    China’s Chen Qingchen looks to tie Lee Yong Dae with 7 career Asian Junior titles while Thai hopes rest on young Pornpawee Chochuwong. By Don Hearn.  Photos: Badmintonphoto (archives) China’s Chen Qingchen (pictured, with Jia...

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    ASIAN JUNIORS – China takes 6th team title

    Fielding a bevy of Youth Olympic and World and Asian Junior champions, including Zheng Siwei, China took its sixth mixed title in the ten years since the Asian Junior Championships first staged a mixed team...

  • Japan beats Korea 12-11 on Sudirman semi-finals day

    Japan beats Korea 12-11 on Sudirman semi-finals day

    By an interesting coincidence, Japan actually won 12 of 23 matches against Korea on Saturday.  Before the two long-time badminton (but new Sudirman) rivals took to the court in Dongguan for their Sudirman Cup semi-final...

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    EUROPEAN JUNIORS – Almost a clean sweep for Denmark

    Denmark once again came out as the main winner of the European Championships in Lubin, Poland this weekend as the individual competition came to an end with impressive success for the Danes in four out...

  • EUROPEAN JUNIORS – Spain on top

    EUROPEAN JUNIORS – Spain on top

    There was a huge surprise in Lubin, Poland, during the European Team Junior Championships, where Spain took the gold medal this morning with a 3-2 win over England. The Spanish team was expected to fare...

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    GERMAN JUNIOR – Korean and Malaysian youngsters pick up the slack

    While the entire senior national teams from Korea and Malaysia were shut out of the semi-finals at the All England, the next generation was finding success at the German Junior Open in Berlin. Photo: Yves...

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