Badminton: Kento Momota wins Denmark Open men’s singles title

Japan’s Kento Momota clinched the men’s singles title at the Denmark Open on Sunday, defeating Taiwan’s Chou Tien-chen in a three-game final.

Momota, who became the first Japanese man to top the world rankings in September, beat Chou 22-20, 16-21, 21-15 in the BWF Super 750 final at Odense Sports Park in Denmark. The second-seeded Japanese shuttler persevered in the decider after winning 10 of the last 12 points.

(Kento Momota)

(Chou Tien-chen)


In the women’s doubles, Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota beat Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto 21-19, 21-16 in an all-Japan final. The Japanese pair had finished runner-up at the event last year.

Japan’s Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda were defeated by Indonesia’s Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo in the men’s doubles final.

All — Kyodo News+

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