Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem flirted with danger before checking into the second round of the men’s doubles in the World Championships at the Tianhe Gymnasium.
They struggled to find their footing en route to defeating Scotland’s Martin Campbell-Patrick Machugh 22-20, 21-17 on Tuesday.
Fortunately, their opponents were weaker. Otherwise, they would have been knocked out in the first round.
Today, they will take on compatriots Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong and both pairs will be seeking to redeem themselves.
Khim Wah admitted that they did not complement each other well, before justifying it by saying they found it hard to adjust to the windy conditions inside the stadium.
“There was a strong wind and we just couldn’t control our shots. They were going haywire. On top of that, the Scottish pair played well and showed some good skill,” said Khim Wah.