Even without Tine Baun or Peter Gade featuring on finals day, Denmark had the opportunity to win three of the five events. Jan O Jorgensen delivered upon the hype that he is the future of Danish badminton after Peter Gade’s retirement with a two game victory over 2nd seeded Taufik Hidayat, whose drought in 2010 continues. The 21-19, 21-19 scoreline hides Taufik’s mid-game collapse in both games, allowing Jorgensen to win 6 consecutive points and led for the remainder of either set.
The Chinese monopoly on the women’s single continues, with top seed Wang Yihan took on unseeded Liu Xin in an all-Chinese final. The two game victory for the top seeded Wang Yihan was one of the more one-sided of finals day, with the top seed winning 21-14, 21-12 in 41 minutes with the unseeded Liu Xin never having a lead late on in either game to have a chance to take it to a third game.
The most one-sided final came in the men’s doubles, with the top two seeds meeting in the final. It was the top seeded Danish pair of Boe and Mogensen demolishing the second seeded Kido and Setiawan 21-13, 21-12 in just 31 minutes to double Denmark’s titles on home turf. The Danish pairs 10-point run in the middle of the second game ended any resistance from the Indonesian 2nd seeds.
The Japanese contingent will be satisfied with it’s women’s doubles title, with the top seeded Maeda and Suetsuna defeating the 6th seeded Matsuo and Naito also of Japan in two games, winning 21-17, 21-14 in just over a hour in the longest match on finals day on Odense.
Denmark’s third title came from the 2009 world champions, Laybourn and Rytter Juhl who defeated the 6th seeded Robertson and Wallwork in the mixed doubles final in three games. After the pairs exchanged games with both winning their respective games 21-12, the higher seeded Danes never gave the English pair an opportunity to lead in the deciding game, with Laybourn and Rytter Juhl taking the third game 21-9.