Alwi Farhan became Indonesia's first ever junior world badminton champion in men's singles after triumphing in Spokane ©Getty Images

Alwi Farhan became the first ever junior world badminton champion in men’s singles for Indonesia at the Badminton World Federation’s World Junior Championships at Spokane in the United States.

Farhan defeated China’s Hu Zhe An 21-19, 19-21, 21-14 in 65 minutes to take gold, showing impressive touch at the net to outlast his opponent.

Bronze medals went to Alex Lanier of France and Ayush Shetty of India.

In the women’s singles, gold went to 16-year-old Thailand player Pitchamon Opatniputh who overcame Indonesia’s Chiara Marvella Handoyo, who was struggling physically, 21-11, 21-9.

Victory marked an emotional triumph for Opatniputh, whose grandfather died on the eve of her competing in last year’s World Junior Championships.

Women’s singles bronze medals went to Chinese duo Linran Huang and Wenjing Xu.

In the women’s doubles, golds went to Japanese duo Taguchi Maya, on her birthday and Tamaki Aya, who overcame Francesca Corbett and Allison Lee of the United States 12-21, 21-13, 21-15.

Corbett and Lee became the first ever American medallists at a junior world badminton championship with their silvers.

Bronze medals went to Japanese pairings Sudo Mei and Yamakita Nao and Hiramoto Ririna and Kiyose Riko.

The men’s doubles title went to Chinese duo Ma Shang and Zhu Yi Jun, who came from a game down to defeat Chinese Taipei’s Lai Po Yu and Tsai Fu Cheng 17-21, 21-17, 21-15.

Bronze medals went to Bryan Jeremy Gooting and Aaron Tai of Malaysia and Huang Jui-hsuan and Huang Tsung-I of Chinese Taipei.

Yi Jun had a chance to claim a second gold in the mixed doubles but had to settle for silver on this occasion as Chinese duo Liao Pin Yi and Zhang Jia Han saved a match point on the way to defeating compatriots Yi Jun and Huang Xe Kin 21-10, 16-21, 24-22.

Bronze medals in the category went to Low Han Chen and Chong Jie Yu of Malaysia and Jonathan Farrell Gosal and Priskila Venus Elsadai of Indonesia.

China won gold in the team event, defeating Indonesia 3-1 to win the Suhandinata Cup, reversing the result from the previous edition in 2019.