Individual Competition at the 2014 Asian Games | Sep 24-29 | Incheon, Korea
VICTOR STAR to watch: Yoo Yeon Seong
The Korean National Team captain will be with his World No.1 partner Lee Yong Dae
for a gold campaign in the men’s doubles in their home country. In April, Yoo
teamed up with Shin Baek Choel
at the Asian Championships, valued as the prelude to the Asian Games, and took home the gold. Lee Yong Dae
had a bronze medal last time around at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games with Jung Jae Sung.
Player to beat
World no.2 Chen Long will look to add an Asian Games title to his personal resume. The in-form Chinese led his country to the final of the on-going Team event after the semi-final win over Malaysia, where he scored a crucial win over No.1 Lee Chong Wei in the battle of first singles’.
Record to be made
Zhao Yunlei, having achieved the “golden double” in the 2012 Olympic Games and the recent 2014 World Championships, will again represent China to play in the mixed doubles with Zhang Nan, and in the women’s doubles with Tian Qing to try to complete another clean sweep.
Match not to miss
Lee Sheng Mu
and Tsai Chia Hsin
will hope to bring Taiwan another medal after a bronze un the Team Competition. The World No.6 is the fifth seed of the event but set to bump into Malaysia’s Superseries winners Tan Wee Kiong and Goh V Shem in the opener, ranked respectively as high as No.7 and No.17 in the world rankings with their own partners.
Did you know?
VICTOR was selected as the Official Badminton Equipment at the Games, which will include exclusive responsibility for the shuttlecocks (MASTER ACE
), court equipment and facilities.