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Christo Popov looking to improve his performance, this year in Canada. (Photo: BadmintonPhoto)
BWF Word Junior Championships: Two weeks to go
Date: 10/22/2018 11:07 AM
Published by : Mireille Van Daal

Markham, Canada has the honour to host a very special event: The World Junior Championships. Elite juniors from all over the world will come together to compete in this prestigious tournament.

On the fifth of November, the juniors will start with the mixed team event. China is the title defender of this Suhandinata Cup.

However, France managed to reach the top 8 of this team event last year. Will they be able to reach a higher position this year?

Other teams to definitely look out for are Denmark, Germany and England.

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Individual event

This year's World Junior Championships is a little bit more special than usual, as the Youth Olympics Games in Buenos Aires just have been played. For the Olympic title winners, Shifeng Li (China) and Jin Wei Goh (Malaysia) it is the perfect opportunity to seize two important titles in a year.

For other players, like our European player Arnaud Merkle (France), this individual event is a perfect chance for redemption: Merkle was very close in winning a medal in Buenos Aires.

Christo Popov (France) and Nhat Nguyen (Ireland) also performed well at last year’s edition of the individual event. Both players reached the quarterfinals. Will they be able to win a medal after a year more experience?

Follow the team entries here 

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