Debut tournament, debut title for the mixed pair (Photo: Badminton Photo)
Ivanov and Kim are victorious in first tournament together
Date: 7/29/2018 2:14 PM
Published by : Alan Raftery
Vladimir Ivanov was the only Russian on court on finals day, as Kim Min Kyung of South Korea partnered him to a home title, in their debut appearance together.

The unseeded pair had a great tournament, beating the number one seeds Dremin and Dimova in the semi-finals and the number 2 seeds from India, Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg, in the final. This may well be a fruitful mixed partnership moving forward. 

Ivanov will now travel to Nanjing, China for the World Championships and compete in the Men’s Doubles with partner Ivan Sozonov where they are the 10th seeds. 

Final day results:

Mixed Doubles
Vladimir Ivanov/ Kim Min Kyung (RUS/KOR) bt Rohan Kapoor/ Kuhoo Garg (IND) - 21-19, 21-17

Women’s Singles
Ho Yen Mei (MAS) bt Shiori Ebihara (JAP) - 22-20, 11-21, 21-18

Women’s Doubles
Chisato Hoshi/ Kie Nakanishi (JAP) bt Chow Mei Kuan/ Lee Meng Yean (MAS) - 21-11, 21-18

Men’s Singles
Sourabh Verma (IND) bt Koki Watanabe (JAP) – 18-21, 21-12, 21-17

Men’s Doubles
Mohamad Arif Ab Latif Arif/ Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub Azriyn (MAS) bt Konstantin Abramov/ Alexandr Zinchenko (RUS) - Walkover

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