Congrats to our World Champions!

The 2017 Badminton World Championships were held last week at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland where there was plenty of upsets and shocking wins. In men’s singles action the reigning Olympic Champion Chen Long advanced to the semi-finals where he faced the number 2 seed Viktor Axelsen from Denmark. It was not his day and Viktor took Chen Long down handily in two straight games. Viktor then played the prolific Lin Dan in the finals where he defeated the former world and Olympic champion in two well deserved games.

The area was filled with fans and athletes from all over the world and there was plenty of athletes taking advantage of high, tech cutting edge Li-Ning badminton equipment. The local Scottish Li-Ning distributor assembled a booth filled with badminton equipment giving badminton fans from far and wide a chance to see first-hand why Li-Ning badminton equipment is used by many of the world’s top badminton players. In fact, Li-Ning badminton equipment is the official equipment of the China National Team, Indonesian National Team, Singapore National Team and Australian National Team so no wonder Li-Ning badminton equipment is getting so much attention after being a relatively new entrant in the market.

It was exciting to see Zhang Nan and Liu Cheng bump and grind their way through to the finals. Our Li-Ning N7II badminton racket was sure to give Z-Nan a bit of an edge with a noticeable difference in his net play and stunning control. The pair faced Li-Ning sponsored Mohammad Ahsan and Rian Agung Saputro and decisively defeated them 21-10, 21-17. Zhang Nan now enjoys 4 world championship titles and 2 Olympic GOLD medals making him one of the most successful badminton players in modern history. If you would like to learn more about Zhang Nan’s badminton racket and other Li-Ning badminton equipment please visit our online badminton store where you will find an outrageous assortment of badminton equipment used by these top player.

Mixed doubles action saw all Li-Ning sponsored athletes Tontowi Amhad and Liliyana Natsir vs.Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen in the finals with the Indonesians squeaking by in a tight 3 game match 15-21, 21-16, 21-15. The older and more experienced Tontowi Amhad chooses all Li-Ning badminton equipment including the N9II badminton racket and Liliyana Natsir uses the all new N7II Light in a green and black colorway. It was great to see the Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles finals with all players using and enjoying Li-Ning badminton equipment because it communicates to the world that our badminton equipment is first class and the world’s top players are successful using it.

And finally our women’s doubles team saw Chen Qingchen in the finals a second time with Jia Yifan but this time Chen Qingchen clinched the coveted gold medal with a solid win over Japan’s Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota 21-18, 17-21, 21-15. What a great win from the 20 year old pair from China! Once again the winners used Li-Ning badminton rackets and badminton equipment exclusively showing the badminton community that the Li-Ning brand is a serious high tech, cutting edge badminton equipment brand that is the equipment of choice for numerous badminton players all around the world! To learn more about Li-Ning badminton equipment and other sporting goods in the USA and Canada please visit li-ning-sports.com

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