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Million dollar badminton: “Superman” Axelsen, “Witch” Momota show strength

(Sports news, badminton news) Two of the world’s top badminton players display true power in the first round of the All England Open 2022.

Since Covid-19 appeared in 2019, badminton has been one of the most affected sports. Many events have to be canceled, so the players do not have many playing fields, one of the tournaments that still maintains regularly is the All England Open.

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Kento Momota (left) and Axelsen (right) are the top two seeds at the British badminton tournament

In addition to the prize money, the tournament under the Super 1000 system also offers an attractive bonus fund, thereby bringing together the world’s top players.

The total prize pool of All England Open 2022 is up to 1 million USD, winners receive 69,000 USD and 12,000 bonus points. Runner-up gets 33,660 USD and 10,200 points, the two semi-finalists receive 13,860 USD/person and 8,400 points.

It is not difficult to understand when current badminton superstars such as Viktor Axelsen (Denmark, No. 1 in the world), Kento Momota (Japan, No. 2), Anders Antonsen (Danish, No. 3)… all attended.

With badminton, low-ranking players often find it difficult to win against the seeds, the first round of the All England Open 2022 proved this when all 8 seeds won tickets to the second round.

“Happy eyes” is what the audience must say when they see the top 8 players compete, especially the fans are almost “fascinated” by each smash, backhand, drop… Superman” Axelsen and “The Wizard” Momota.

Beating Sai Praneeth (India) after 2 sets 22-20, 22-11, tennis player Axelsen faced Mark Caljouw (France) in the second round, Momota overcame Hans Vittinghus (Denmark) 21-18, 11-7 ( Injury opponent), the Japanese player met Heo Kwang Hee (South Korea) in the second round.

The matches in the second round of the All England Open 2022 will continue to take place from the evening of March 17 (Vietnam time).

According to the National Assembly (Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Magazine)

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