Updated: 08/31/2014 19:52 | By Agence France-Presse

Tian, Zhao win women's badminton doubles world gold

China's Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei claimed the first gold medal of the badminton world championships in Copenhagen on Sunday by defeating compatriots Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli in the women's doubles final.


Tian, Zhao win women's badminton doubles world gold

China's Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei compete against China's Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang during the women's double final at the Badminton world championships in Copenhagen on August 31, 2014 - by Jonathan Nackstrand

Reigning Olympic champions Tian and Qing secured a 21-19, 21-15 victory over their fourth seeded opponents to claim their maiden world title after the pair finished as runners-up in 2011 before claiming bronze a year ago.

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