Julie Dawall Jakobsen/Amalie Magelund Krogh won the deciding fifth match as Denmark completed their comeback from 2-0 down to beat Hong Kong 3-2 in their Yonex World Junior Mixed Team Championships play-off stage in Peru, Lima on Sunday.
Trailing 0-2, Joel Eipe and Frederik Søgaard teamed up to win the men’s doubles match against Yonny Chung/Kuen Hon Lito in straight games (21-14, 21-16) keep their side alive in the tie, who was deciding about going home with a 7th or 8th place.
Mia Blichfeldt, the 2015 European Junior Champion, then levelled the match by defeating Ka Yan Fan 21-19, 21-13 in just 32 minutes. In the last and deciding game, Julie Dawall Jakobsen/Amalie Magelund Krogh won the women’s doubles match in a nervy affair. The Danes won 8-21, 21-19, 21-17 to win the match 3-2 and to secure the 7th place for Denmark at this World Junior Championships.
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The Danes got all the attention on day three as they delivered an upset of this year’s Suhandinata Cup, beating number two seeds Korea 3-2 to top their group and advance to the quarter-finals versus Chinese Taipei (0-3).
Germany finish 12th, England 14th & The Netherlands 15th
Germany, who finished second in their group, lost to Singapore 2-3 today to reach the 12th place. After losing to Canada in the play-off stage (13-16) England reached the 14th place. The Netherlands (pictured)
secured the 15th spot as they beat Spain, the current European Junior Team Champion, in a real battle 3-2.
France (pictured below)
secured the 17th rank after they beat Sweden 3-0. While Turkey took 21st place, defeating Australia 3-0.
Defending champion China won their 10th World Junior Mixed Team Championships title as they beat Indonesia 3-0 in Sunday’s finals.
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The individual tournament of the Yonex World Junior Mixed Team Championships 2015 will kick-off on Tuesday.
The final #WJC15 ranking:
15. The Netherlands
28. South Africa
29. New Zealand
30. Dominican Republic
32. El Salvador
36. Costa Rica
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More information on the tournament can be found on the official event's website
and on BWF's website
Article by Manuel Rösler. Photos (LIVE) by BadmintonPhoto.