2022 Yonex All-England Badminton Championships

Written by Geoff Hinder

2022 Yonex All-England Badminton Championships

Just before the start of the 2022 Yonex All-England Badminton Championships the Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced their decision because of the escalating conflict in Ukraine to exclude all players, coaches and technical officials from Russia and Belarus from sanctioned tournaments. As a direct result of this, seven Russian players who had entered the Yonex All-England were excluded and were replaced by other players on the reserve list.

Viktor Axelsen the Danish Olympic champion playing in his 4th consecutive Yonex All-England men’s singles final had a comparatively easy win in straight sets 21-10, 21-15 against the young 20-year-old Indian Lakshya Sen. This would be the second time Viktor had lifted the famous men’s singles trophy.
FINAL RESULTS.

 MEN’S SINGLES.

Viktor AXELSEN (Denmark)  bt.  Lakshya SEN (India) 21-10,21-15.        53 mins.

WOMEN’S SINGLES.

Akane YAMAGUCHI (Japan)  bt.  AN Seyoung (South Korea)  21-15,21-15.      44 mins.

MEN’S DOUBLES.

Muhammad Shohibul FIKRI & Bagas MAULANA (Indonesia)  bt.  Mohammad AHSAN & Hendra SETIAWAN (Indonesia)  21-19,21-13.      37 mins.

WOMEN’S DOUBLES.

Nami MATSUYAMA & Chiharu SHIDA (Japan)  bt.  ZHANG Shu Xian & Zheng Yu (China)  21-13,21-9.              41mins.

MIXED DOUBLES.

Yuta WATANABE & Arisa HIGASHINO (Japan)  bt. WANG Yi Lyn & HUANG Dong Ping  (China)  21-19,21-19.         58 mins.

In the women’s singles final Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi who had reached the Yonex All-England final in 2018 and had little resistance reaching the 2022 final. Her opponent in the final was An Seyoung from Korea. It had been 26 years since Bang Soo Hyun had won a Yonex All-England woman’s singles title for Korea.
The 4th seed An Seyoung had not dropped a game reaching the final with a particularly good straight games win against the 1st seed Tai Tzu Ying from Chinese Taipei.
In the final 2nd seed Akane Yamaguchi’s speed and force of attack was too much for the Korean, An Seyoung struggled with her timing and control unable to reach any real consistency throughout the 44-minute final losing 21-15,21-15.

Photo: – Alan Spink – Action Photography

Men’s Doubles Champions – Muhammad Shohibul FIKRI & Bagas MAULANA (Indonesia)
Women’s Doubles Champions – Nami MATSUYAMA & Chiharu SHIDA (Japan)
Mixed Doubles L. to R. Champions – Yuta WATANABE, Arisa HIGASHINO (Japan) Runners Up – HUANG Dong Ping, WANG Yi Lyu (China)
Akane YAMAGUCHI (Japan)
Viktor AXELSEN (Denmark)
Muhammad Shohibul FIKRI & Bagas MAULANA (Indonesia)
AN Seyoung (South Korea)
Lakshya SEN  (India)

Photos: – Craig Burgess – Action Photography

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Men’s Singles Results

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Men’s Doubles Results

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Mixed Doubles Results

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Women’s Singles Results

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Women’s Doubles Results

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For more information on the history of the All-England Badminton Championships go to – History – Events –  ‘The History of the All-England Badminton Championships’ on this website.

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2023 YONEX ALL-ENGLAND BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS

Tuesday 14 March to Sunday 19 March 2023

Utilita Arena, Birmingham 

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