Lamsfuss-Seidel eye historic medal in World C’ships


Going strong: Germany’s Mark Lamsfuss (left) and Marvin Seidel in action against South Korea’s Kang Min-hyuk-Seo Seung-jae.

GERMANY’S Mark Lamsfuss-Marvin Seidel are aiming to achieve something that no other men’s doubles pair from their country have ever done before – win a World Championships medal.

Lamsfuss-Siedel (world No. 13), currently the second highest-ranked European pair behind Denmark’s Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (No. 9), are not afraid to dream big and have taken down several big names such as Indonesia’s three-time world champions Mohd Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan (2021 Denmark Open) and national No. 1 pair Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik (2021 Swiss Open).

They hope to ruffle more feathers in the world meet this year which is set to take place in Tokyo from Aug 21-28.

Yesterday, Lamsfuss-Siedel overcame South Korea’s world No. 42, Kang Min-hyuk-Seo Seung-jae 21-17, 21-18 in the first round.

They have a good opportunity to reach the quarter-finals as they will play Taiwan’s world No. 24 Lu Ching-yao-Yang Po-han in the second round.

“If we continue performing like we did in the first round, then we have a chance of winning a medal in the World Championships, which is our biggest goal this year.

“The Koreans are a good pair and we need to be consistent and keep beating pairs like them to put us in the best position to challenge for a medal,” said Lamsfuss.

They are also looking to do well in the Singapore Open from July 12-17 before focusing fully on preparing for the world meet.

The German pair’s quest for medal glory could depend on their preparations from now till then.

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