Latest Badminton News and Articles

Joy for Lydia, but it’s heartbreak for Wei Feng (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 07 July 2008
Posted by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 984

KUALA LUMPUR: It was heartbreak for men’s singles shuttler Chong Wei Feng but Lydia Cheah finally landed her first senior international title at the Vietnam Challenge in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday.

Back-up shuttler Wei Feng was on the brink of winning his first international title outside of the country when he took an 11-4 and 20-17 lead in the rubber game of the final against top seed Nguyen Tien Minh of Vietnam but the Malaysian Satellite champion went down 21-17, 10-21, 24-26.

Image
Sweet victory: Lydia Cheah defeated Hung Shih-han of Taiwan to win her first senior international women’s singles title.

Team manager How Kim Tho said in a telephone interview: “It should have been Wei Feng’s day but he ended up with a heartbreaking defeat.

“He lost a little focus after the interval of the deciding game and found difficulties to adapt to the draught in the hall.

“Tien Minh enjoyed good support from his home fans and it was encouraging to see Wei Feng putting up a great fight.”

Lydia finally got rid of her choker’s tag in the women’s singles final, beating Taiwanese Hung Shih-han 22-20, 21-15.

Malaysia also won two other titles through Hong Chieng Hun-Ng Kean Kok and Lim Khim Wah-Ng Hui Lin in the all-Malaysian men’s doubles and mixed doubles finals respectively.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: Malaysia Open 2015

2015 Malaysia Open Badminton Videos

Watch Replays

Related Badminton News

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat to reunite

Kuala Lumpur: A lot of badminton fans were heartbroken after

Lee Chong Wei's timely donation saves the life of a 6-month-old baby

Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei who has been actively involved i

Iskandar Zulkarnain loses in Austrian Open final after receives red card

Wien: When Iskandar Zulkarnain was shown probably the most c

Carolina Marin Receives Sport Merit Royal Order

Madrid: The winner of 2014 BWF Badminton World Championships

Video: Badminton is the most "dangerous" sport on earth

Hanoi: Thanks to the quick work of a match referee, no-one w

Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

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

Recommended badminton news for you