On October 18, one of the stages of the Badminton World Tour in doubles, which took place in the Danish city of Odense, has finished. Russians, Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov, finished second after being defeated by the English duo in the final match, chelTV reports. For the performance, the Russians received 8,400 rating points in the Olympic selection, thus having secured a ticket to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
It is noted that Chelyabinsk badminton player, Vladimir Ivanov, became the first South Ural athlete to excel at the international level since the beginning of the pandemic. Prior to the suspension of the season due to the pandemic, the Russian duo won the bronze medal of the oldest and one of the most prestigious tournaments of the Badminton World Tour, YONEX All England Open 2020.