Latest Badminton News and Articles

World Champs run ends for Hoon Thien How/Tan Wee Kiong

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 29 August 2014
Posted by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 746

Copenhagen: The sole men's doubles representative of Malaysia, Hoon Thien How and Tan Wee Kiong crashed out in the quarter-finals of World Championships to 12th seeds Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol of South Korea 18-21, 13-21 on Friday at the Bellarup Super Arena.

Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong plays their last game as a pair on Friday
Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong plays their last game as a pair on Friday

Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong plays their last game as a pair on Friday

Hoon/Tan has defeated the South Korea twice before – at the 2013 China Open and the 2014 German Open.

 

The 25-year-old Tan Wee Kiong said that he and Hoon only trained together for a short period of time before the world meet. He has previously partnered Goh V Shem to win the Commonwealth Games men's doubles gold medal three weeks ago.

 

"The Korean obviously came prepared. We gave them too much opportunity at the front court, their ability to change tactics during the game was the key for their victory," said Tan.


Thien How seemed very calm and settled after the match, maybe he already looking forward to his new partnership with Tan Boon Heong after the world meet.


"I have not fully recovered from yesterday's intense game against the Japanese pair, I am much slower today," admitted Hoon.


After the World Championships, Tan Wee Kiong will be teamed up with Goh V Shem, and Hoon Thien How will be paired up with his 2004 World Junior World Championships partner, Tan Boon Heong. The first outing for these new pairs will be the Asian Games in Incheon from Sept 19-Oct 4.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: India Open 2015

2015 India Open Badminton Videos

Watch Replays

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Lin Dan among the big names bidding farewell at the 2016 Rio Olympics

The Olympic Games are always packed with emotional stories a

India Open: Lin Dan, Saina Nehwal roll; Jan Jorgensen exits

New Delhi: Badminton superstar Lin Dan moved effortlessly th

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth win maiden India Open Super Series

New Delhi: Sunday was a huge day for Indian badminton where

Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of

The love story of Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo

By Cheryl Tay The love story of Singapore badminton players

Carolina Marin Receives Sport Merit Royal Order

Madrid: The winner of 2014 BWF Badminton World Championships

Recommended badminton news for you