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Viktor Axelsen had a great year in 2017. (Photo: Badminton Europe/Mark Phelan)
Huge European sucess around the world
Date: 12/31/2017 10:55 AM
Published by : Emma Lollike
Review of the year for European world class badminton in 2017. Listed below you will find the medals, title victories and runner ups from the past year.

YONEX German Open



Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen of Denmark won men’s doubles title against Mads Pieler Kolding and Mads Conrad-Petersen; 21-17, 21-13.


YONEX SUNRISE India Open



Viktor Axelsen won second Superseries title in India as he was full of self-confidence since he took a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics and won with the BWF Dubai World Superseries finals, his first ever Superseries title at the end of 2016.




OUE Singapore Open



There was double joy for Denmark as Europe’s badminton powerhouse claimed both the men’s and women’s doubles title at the Singapore Open Superseries.

Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen won men’s doubles title 21-13, 21-14 against Li and Liu from China.




Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl beat world number one Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi of Japan 21-18, 14-21, 21-15 to claim their first Superseries victory of the year.




TOTAL BWF World Championships



Viktor Axelsen was the first European men’s singles to win a gold medal at the world championships in 20 years. 


Axelsen – King of the World

Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen secured a bronze medal for Denmark in women’s doubles, while Chris and Gabrielle Adcock won a bronze medal in mixed doubles for England.



VICTOR Korea Open



Denmark’s superstars Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen became the first men’s duo to win the Korea Open three times and extended their career record to 15 Superseries titles with the victory over Indonesia’s Gideon/Sukamuljo.

DAIHATSU YONEX Japan Open



Carolina Marin ended a two-year Superseries title drought as she overwhelmed He Bingjiao 23-21, 21-12 to celebrate her first Yonex Japan Open victory.




World champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark beat Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei to clinch his first Yonex Japan Open title.

BWF Para-Badminton World Championships




Lucas Mazur from France won men’s singles gold in SL4, whilst Rachel Choong from England did the double-triple in women’s SS6.


In total, 19 medals were won by European players in Ulsan, Korea. 


Dubai World Superseries Finals



Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen finished the year of 2017 off by regaining the finals’ title in Dubai. He beat Lee Chong Wei in an 84-minute long final; 9-21, 21-19, 21-15.

Read: 2017 - the year of surprises

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