Team VICTOR enjoyed a day of success in the finals of Denmark Open Superseries Premier on Sunday, where Korean pairings Lee Yong Dae
/Yoo Yeon Seong
, Jung Kyung Eun/Shin Seung Chan, Ko Sung Hyun
/Kim Ha Na
all snatched the golds. Ko
defeated another VICTOR duo, mixed doubles World Champions Tontowi Ahmad
and Liliyana Natsir
for the second Superseries win after the 2014 Australian Open, while this became Ahmad/Natsir’s fourth straight runner-up finish in this tournament.
Denmark Open is one of the only five Superseries Premier events every season, with the big points on offer paving ways for Rio. The winners this week will earn 11,000 points, which is only second to the World Championships on the professional BWF Tour.
Jung and Shin, who regularly partner Kim
and Lee So Hee respectively, had become a new women’s doubles force recently at the VICTOR Korea Open when they reached the semifinals. They followed their good form this week, outplaying Japan’s world no.1 Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi and 7th seeds Reika Kakiiwa/Miyuki Maeda before gifted a walkover from China’s Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei in the final to take their first Tour victory together. It marks Jung’s second Superseries triumph, after claiming the 2012 India Open title alongside Kim
, and Shin’s first.
With this win, Ko
(check out Ko's AW new footwear SH-A930
) and Kim
are projected to move to back from 6th to 5th, their high ranking set in February, in the BWF rankings to be released on Thursday. Jung and Shin, counting on only their fifth tournament, will be surging into the top 45. Lee
will enter their 63rd week on top. They started the partnership right here in Odense in 2013 and rose to the no.1 spot last year in August.