Some Stories of Sports: The Longest Badminton Tournament as a Marathon

Some Stories of Sports: The Longest Badminton Tournament as a Marathon


Badminton is one of the sports that can be completed in a very short time. Badminton matches will be decided within a maximum of one hour. In this context, the world’s longest badminton match between Japan’s Kuromi Yonavo – Naoko Fukuman and Indonesia’s Gracia Fake – Nithya Kirinda Maheswari Badminton tournament Understands. The match between the pair in the semi-finals of the 2016 Asian Badminton Championships lasted 2 hours and 41 minutes.

Kurumi Yonavo and Naoko Fukuman, who were actively involved in the bid for a place in the 2016 Olympics, chose the Asian Badminton Championships as their route. The pair performed well from the start of the series and easily advanced to the semi-finals. This time it was not so easy for them to win. The Indonesian pair, who won a bronze medal at the 2015 World Badminton Championships, posed a formidable challenge to the Japanese pair.

The Indonesian pair won the first round 21-13. But the Japanese pair struggled relentlessly, winning the next 2 rounds as well. This led to a 13-21, 21-19, 24-22 victory.

However, Kurumi Yonavo and Naoko Fukuman, who had fought so hard to reach the final, lost in the final. Another Japanese pair, Masudomo and Takahashi, won the title.

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