Finals Day at the 2017 Badminton World Championships. Stand by for despair and ecstasy in equal measure as the finals across all five singles and doubles tournaments take place. Matches start at 1pm and tickets are available.
The world’s fastest racquet sport never fails to deliver superb spectator action and all this week the Glasgow crowds have enjoyed a treat with badminton’s showcase event taking place in the superb surroundings of the Emirates Arena. And this afternoon it all reaches a glorious finale.
Play on Day 7 starts at 1pm and will feature the finals matches across all five competitions, namely the women’s singles and doubles, men’s singles and doubles, and the mixed double. This is today’s full order of play to appear as soon as published.
Among the players to look out for are two legends of the game in the men’s singles. Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei, aged 33 and 34 respectively, who could just be playing in their last World Championships. In opposite sides of the draw, a rivalry that has endured for over a decade would thrill the crowds again if they both make the final. In the mixed doubles, husband and wife team Gabby and Chris Adcock will be looking to replicate their 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal at the Emirates Arena. The pair were crowned European champions earlier this year and are seeded No.5.
Meanwhile in the women’s singles Carolina Marin from Spain is one of the hot favourites as a two-time defending champion. The 24-year-old added the Olympic crown to her badminton CV last year albeit comes into the tournament as only the number three seed. Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi is the women’s top seed, while Scotland and GB No.1 Kirsty Gilmour will be desperate to make her mark in front of a home crowd after a long spell out due to injury.
Matches start at 1pm with a total of five finals taking place through until circa 6pm.
Tickets in advance for the 2017 Badminton World Championships are available online via the ‘Get Tickets’ link or by telephone on 0141 353 8000 from Monday to Saturday between 10am and 6pm.
Tickets on the day subject to availablity from the Emirates Arena box office. Checking the Badminton World Championships Twitter feed before travelling is recommended.