English Doubles Double!
Date: 3/25/2012 9:03 PM
Published by : Manuel Røsler
It was a good day for the English contingent at the Yonex Polish international today as they walked away with two gold medals in both the mixed and women’s doubles. Robertson and Wallwork set the English on their way and as hot favourites they didn’t disappoint.

The experienced duo were up against Smith and Stawski, also from England, and the young English pair showed that there is certainly a new batch of quality young players coming behind as for long periods of the match they really gave Robertson and Wallwork a tough match. In the end the experience of the world number 22 pair came through as they took the match in two games 21-15 21-11.

“We actually played really well here this week and even though we were rarely troubled it really said a lot about our level this week. It was always difficult to come back after the disappointment of last week but no matter what it is always still a great feeling to win a tournament and there are not many left for me so I treasure these wins” said a happy Nathan Robertson to Badminton Europe.

In the women’s doubles Olver and Agathangelou (pictured) were made to battle hard against Obanana and Lee from the USA. The English took and easy first game but were taken right to the end of the second set and even had to come back from a set point down to eventually take the title 21-12 23-21.

“It has been a long few weeks for us and it’s not finished yet as we go to Finland next week. We got a little be nervous towards the end of that second set but we are obviously so happy to eventually take the match and do the double over the Americans” said Olver & Agahtangelou to Badminton Europe.

There was disappointment for the Polish men’s doubles on home soil as once again they were unable to unlock the strong defence of Russian duo Ivanov and Sozonov. The Russians were far superior on the day and the Poles go to Finland next week looking for their first win in 2012.

“The Russians were just better than us today and really we had no real answers to their game. But overall I am happy with this silver and we can go to Finland next week with confidence as this week was all about getting some match practise as we come back from an injury break” commented Logosz to Badminton Europe.

Both singles events went to Asian players as Ai Goto took the women’s singles in three games against Turkeys Neslihan Yigit and the men’s singles final saw Dmytro Zavadsky fall at the final hurdle against Jen Hao Hsu from Chinese Taipai.

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Article and images by Mark Phelan (Live in Poland)
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