Two gold medals for Karlsson

11/11/2019 8:35 AM | |  Emilie Sommer (BEC)

A lot of Europeans went to Norway to participate in the FZ FORZA Norwegian International 2019 that was held in Sandefjord. 

The first seeded women’s doubles pair, Emma Karlsson and Johanna Magnusson from Sweden, reached the final where they were playing two young girls from Denmark, Natasja P. Anthonisen and Clara Graversen. The young Danes won the first game 22-20, but the next two games went to the Swedish side and Karlsson and Magnusson. 

Emma Karlsson reached two finals, as she was also in the mixed doubles final with Mads Emil Christensen from Denmark. Here they were facing William Villeger and Sharone Bauer from France. None of the pairs were seeded, making this the only final with no seeded players. Karlsson and Christensen were the stronger pair and won 21-19 16-21 21-12 against the French pair. 

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Three times gold for Chinese Taipei

Second seeded Sung Shou Yun from Chinese Taipei was playing first seeded Thuy Linh Nguyen from Vietnam in the women’s singles final. This was the first final where the highest seeded player did not win. Sung Shou Yun won the final 21-16 21-18. 

In the men’s doubles there were again players from Chinese Taipei who had made it all the way to the final. Fang-Chih Lee and Fang-Jen Lee faced Steve Olesen and Andreas Søndergaard from Denmark. Chinese Taipei won another gold medal as they beat the Danes in a close match, 17-21 21-16 21-13.

Two players from Chinese Taipai, Lin Yu Hsien and Chen Chi Ting, faced each other in the men’s singles final. The second seeded Lin Yu Hsien took the title in Norway, after winning 21-14 21-13. 

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