Susanti’s four arrived in a row (1991-1994), a tournament record for consecutive triumphs.
Among ex-champions, Chan Peng Soon has gone the longest without winning. Playing in mixed doubles with Cheah Yee See this time, the Malaysian took his solitary title in 2009, with Lim Khim Wah in men’s doubles.
Choi and He can be the first shuttlers to succeed in a second department since Huang, whose 2019 mixed doubles win with Wang Yi Lyu came three years after she and Li Yin Hui emerged women’s doubles queens.
Choi and He’s previous victories were in mixed doubles. Choi’s was eight years ago alongside Eom Hye Won while He triumphed with Du Yue in 2017. Eom is also in the mixed doubles draw with Ko Sung Hyun.
Lee Yong Dae was the most recent to win in separate disciplines at the same edition (men’s and mixed doubles in 2006). Fellow Korean Jeong Na Eun, seeded fifth in women’s and mixed doubles, could emulate him.