Zacapaneco badminton player Kevin Cordón was eliminated from the 2021 World Cup in Huelva – Spain – after being defeated 2 sets to 0 by Indian Lakshya Sen in the round of 16 – third round -.
With this result, the pride of La Unión, Zacapa, was eliminated from this world championship that takes place in Iberian lands.
The game was played on Thursday, December 16 at 12 noon. Lakshya Sen defeated Cordón in the first set 21-13 and in the second 21-8. The game was defined in 32 minutes.
With this elimination, the participation of Kevin Cordón ends in 2021, a year in which he shone, especially in the last Olympic Games in Tokyo, which placed him as the fourth best in the world.
In addition, from the 59th position he had before Tokyo he climbed to 43 of the world rankings. This World Cup in Huelva 2021 is the fourth in which the Zacapaneco takes part.
Before this game, Kevin Cordón had faced Pole Michal Rogalski on December 14, whom he beat 2-0.
In the first Cordón beat Rogalski 21-14 and in the next 21-19. The game was very demanding for the left-hander, who on his Instagram account published: “We continue to advance, we are going to the second round.” And he closed the message: “Thank you for your support, my Guate.”
A comprehensive win for the youngster against Guatemala’s Olympic hero Kevin Cordon. Wins 21-13, 21-8 in 32 mins.
— The Field (@thefield_in) December 16, 2021
While Lakshya Sen, from India, beat Japanese Kenta Nishimoto in three sets, 20-20, 15-21 and 21-18.
Last Sunday, December 12, at the facilities of the Spanish Badminton Federation, Kevin Cordón won the first game 18-21, lost the second 21-10 and ended up winning in the third 16-21, the Dutchman Joran Kweekel .