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Badminton | Marin, Axelsen in fine form

Unstoppable: Carolina Marin just had too much firepower in her arsenal for Tai Tzu Ying to handle.  

Spain’s Carolina Marin and Viktor Axelsen from Denmark on Sunday claimed their second Thailand Open badminton singles titles in a fortnight.

Axelsen was a commanding force against his compatriot Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus in the men’s final in Bangkok.

Marin, the reigning Olympic champion, smashed top seed Tai Tzu-ying 21-19, 21-17 for the second time in a fortnight.

The women’s doubles was an all Korean affair with sixth-ranked Kim So-yeong and Kong Hee-yong too strong for fourth-ranked Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan 21-18, 21-19. In the men’s doubles, seventh-ranked Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin of Taiwan also made it back-to-back titles in 36 minutes against Malaysia’s ninth-ranked Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik 21-13, 21-18.

The result (finals): Men: Viktor Axelsen (Den) bt Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus (Den) 21-11, 21-7. Doubles: Lee Yang & Wang Chi-Lin (Tpe) bt Aaron Chia & Soh Wooi Yik (Mas) 21-13, 21-18.

Women: Carolina Marin (Esp) bt Tai Tzu-ying (Tpe) 21-19, 21-17. Doubles: Kim So-yeong and Kong Hee-yong (Kor) bt Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan (Kor) 21-18, 21-19. Mixed doubles: Sapsiree Taerattanachai & Dechapol Puavaranukroh (Tha) bt Seo Seung-ae & Chae Yujung (Kor) 21-16, 22-20.

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