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Sudirman Cup squads are in
Date: 9/16/2021 2:36 PM
Published by : Alan Raftery
TotalEnergies BWF Sudirman Cup 2021, the 17th edition of the tournament, will be played in Vantaa, Finland between 26 September – 3 October, and the 16 competing nations have submitted their squad lists. 

There are five teams from Europe who qualified from the 2021 European Mixed Team Championships which also took place in the Energia Areena in Vantaa, Finland. However, EMTC21 silver medallists France withdrew from the Sudirman Cup. 

Teams from Asia, Pan America, Oceania, and Africa were unable to play in their continental mixed team championships due to the pandemic, therefore these teams qualified based on the world rankings. 

Finland (hosts)
Eetu Heino (aged 33), Iikka Heino (aged 26), Anton Kaisti (aged 29), Hanna Karkaus (aged 24), Kalle Koljonen (aged 27), Joonas Korhonen (aged 27), Miika Lahtinen (aged 22), Tony Lindelöf (aged 20), Mathilda Lindholm (aged 26), Nella Nyqvist (aged 15), Jenny Nyström (aged 27), Joakim Oldorff (aged 18), Jere Övermark (aged 23), Jesper Paul (aged 22), Heidi Puro (aged 17), Nella Siilasmaa (aged 23), Iina Suutarinen (aged 21). 

Denmark (EMTC21 Champions)
Anders Antonsen (aged 24), Kim Astrup (aged 29), Viktor Axelsen (aged 27), Mia Blichfeldt (aged 24), Alexandra Bøje (aged 21), Mathias Christiansen (aged 27), Line Christophersen (aged 21), Maiken Fruergaard (aged 26), Rasmus Gemke (aged 24), Mads Pieler Kolding (aged 33), Amalie Magelund (aged 21), Niclas Nøhr (aged 30), Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (aged 32), Freja Ravn (aged 21), Frederik Søgaard (aged 24), Sara Thygesen (aged 30), Mathias Thyrri (aged 24).

ROC (EMTC21 Bronze)
Vladimir Malkov (aged 35), Evgeniya Kosetskaya (aged 26), Anastasiia Shapovalova (aged 19), Vladimir Ivanov (aged 34), Ivan Sozonov (aged 32), Ekaterina Malkova (aged 28), Rodion Alimov (aged 23), Alina Davletova (aged 23).

Germany (EMTC21 Bronze)
Linda Efler (aged 26), Isabel Herttrich (aged 29), Daniel Hess (aged 23), Jones Ralfy Jansen (aged 28), Stine Küspert (aged 22), Mark Lamsfuss (aged 27), Yvonne Li (aged 23), Emma Moszczynski (aged 20), Thuc Phuong Nguyen (aged 18), Fabian Roth (aged 25), Kai Schäfer (aged 28), Marvin Seidel (aged 25), Ann-Kathrin Spöri (aged 20), Jan Colin Völker (aged 23), Franziska Volkmann (aged 27), Max Weisskirchen (aged 24).

Chloe Birch (aged 26), Marcus Ellis (aged 32), Callum Hemming (aged 22), Abigail Holden (aged 22), Jessica Hopton, (aged 24), Ben Lane (aged 24), Ethan Rose (aged 18), Jessica Pugh (aged 24), Lauren Smith (aged 30), Steven Stallwood (aged 22), Johnnie Torjussen (aged 22), Estelle van Leeuwen (aged 17), Sean Vendy (aged 25). 

All 16 teams
Other teams that make up the tournament have also submitted their squads. This includes the 11-time champions China, along with Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Korea, India, Chinese Taipei, Canada, Egypt and Tahiti.

All Olympic champions, with the exception of men’s doubles winners Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin, will be seen in action at the TotalEnergies BWF Sudirman Cup 2021. The full lists of the star-studded teams can be found here
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