The 2022 edition of the tournament has had three golds going to European players, while the other two have went to athletes from Chinese Taipei. “Yonex Latvia International 2022” was held in the city of Jelgava for the seventh year in a row. This edition of the tournament took place from 1 until 4 September, gathering 219 players from 35 different countries in the Zemgale Olympic Center.
Newsletter the week before the tournament
On August 24, a newsletter was created for players, coaches and umpires of Yonex Latvia Internatioanal, as well as administrators of national federations.
The newsletter contained 15 messages, including airport transfer registration, training in the sports hall and training hall, transport in Jelgava, catering and opportunities in the sports hall, the Challenge Cup, opportunities in the city, as well as Covid restrictions (there are none)
>>> See the news letter from August 24
Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Odesa and Dnipro – names of the courts in “Yonex Latvia International”
Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Odesa and Dnipro – these are the five cities that the Ukrainian Badminton Federation has chosen to name badminton courts after them at the World Ranking Badminton Tournament “Yonex Latvia International”.
Ukrainian badminton players win 4 out of 5 Yonex Latvia U17 trophies in Liepāja
On Saturday, August 13, the European badminton U17 ranking badminton tournament “Yonex Latvia U17” ended in Liepāja. Ukrainian juniors, who played in all five finals, won four out of five disciplines. Ukrainians did not win only in women’s singles. Lithuanian Vilte Paulauskaite, who won bronze medal at the European Youth Olympic Games in Slovakia this July, remained undefeated in this discipline. Ivan Tsaregorodtsev was the only one who won more than one trophy, winning in men’s singles and doubles.
“Yonex Latvia International 2022” will have 219 badminton players from 35 countries
The application deadline expired for World Ranking Badminton Tournament “Yonex Latvia International”. 219 players from 35 countries have applied for the tournament this year. 32 players from Latvia, 24 from Poland, 20 from Estonia, 18 from Ukraine and 15 from Lithuania. “Yonex Latvia International 2022” will be held in Jelgava from September 1 to 4.
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For 7 years in a row Jelgava to host Yonex Latvia International
The city of Jelgava has been organizing the BWF Ranking and Badminton Euriope Circuit Future series badminton tournament “Yonex Latvia Internetional” for the 7th year in a row since 2016. Also this year, similarly to the Covid-19 pandemic years in 2020 and 2021, the Latvian tournament will take place in late August and early September, instead of the beginning of June together with the Lithuanian international tournament. This year the tournament in Jelgava will take place from August 31 to September 4.
Yonex Latvia International 2021: Triumph of Malaysian doubles pairs in Latvia, single titles for India and Ukraine
The Yonex Latvia International 2021 saw Ukraine impress in the singles and Malaysia dominate the doubles events. Ukraine’s 17-year-old Polina Buhrova stormed to the women’s singles title. Jelgava, Latvia, 41 kilometres southwest of the capital Riga was the host of the Yonex Latvia International 2021 and saw a fusion of European and Asian players battle it out for the titles.
Yonex Latvia U17 2021: Polish juniors dominate the Yonex Latvia U17 podium
Polish juniors dominated in the Latvian city of Sigulda, where the Badminton Europa U17 circuit tournament Yonex Latvija U17 took place. The Polish badminton pair won the first titles in all three doubles disciplines, while in the men’s singles the title was won by Yevgeny Stolovoy from Ukraine, and the women’s singles title was won by Gianna Stiglich from Italy.
Yonex Latvia U17 2020: Anna Kupča wins first gold for Latvia
Anna Kupča became the first Latvian player to win gold at a European U17 circuit tournament. Kupča won the final against Spanish player Cristina Teruel in her town of Sigulda, near the capital of Latvia, Riga. The other four golds at the Yonex Latvia U17 International went to Estonia. Spain took home not only silver but also two bronze medals.
Two Estonian players won double gold. Tauri Kilk was the strongest in men’s singles and men’s doubles, meanwhile, Marta Emili Teller was victorious in both the women’s doubles and mixed doubles.
The Latvia U17 International was held in the Sigulda Sports Centre for the second consecutive year. This year, the number of participants was more modest than a year ago, when young players from 14 countries participated in the tournament. This year, only four countries were represented – Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Spain.
Kristians Rozenvalds, Secretary General of the Latvian Badminton Federation commenting on this special moment for Latvia said – “Anna Kupča’s success is historic, both because it is the first Latvian gold medal in one of the European U17 tournaments, and that this tournament was the first European U17 tournament held after COVID-19 forced a pause in the calendar. The last U17 tournament played was the Yonex France U17 Open on 21 February 2020”
Adding further comment on the importance of this tournament, Rozenvalds states: “It is a great responsibility, since the fate of many of the next European U17 tournaments will depend on how successful the tournament was in Sigulda. It is our historical mission to be the first to retake the path.”
Yonex Latvia International 2020: Estonian badminton players triumph in Jelgava
Estonian badminton players won in all five disciplines of “Yonex Latvia International 2020” in Jelgava, moreover, Estonian player Mikels Lanes became the absolute champion of the tournament, winning men’s singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Italian players won two second places, while Latvian players won three shared third places. The experienced Estonian women’s doubles pair Kati-Crete Marana & Helina Rūtela defended the title won in Jelgava last year. Last year’s winners in other disciplines did not participate in the Jelgava tournament this year.
“Yonex Latvia International 2020” was the first World Badminton ranking tournament after “Yonex All England” on March 15, 2020, so this badminton tournament, which took place at the Zemgale Olympic Center, received special attention all over the world.
List of winners of Latvia International
>>> Winners of Yonex Latvia International 2021
>>> Winners of Yonex Latvia International 2020
>>> Winners of Yonex Latvia International 2019
>>> Winners of Yonex Latvia International 2018
>>> Winners of Yonex Latvia International 2017
>>> Winners of Yonex Latvia International 2016
>>> Winners of Yonex Rīga International 2015
>>> Winners of Yonex Rīga International 2014