DOUBLES men shuttlers Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem had a problematic partnership in the past but that will be a thing of the past going by their solid performance in their Sudirman Cup debut.
On Tuesday, Khim Wah-V Shem lived up to their coaches’ faith by winning a point in the tie against Germany with a 21-16, 23-21 win over Ingo Kindervater-Johaness Schoettler but the duo’s win was in vain.
Malaysia lost 2-3 and were sent packing out of the Sudirman Cup at Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil. It was the country’s first ever defeat to Germany in a team event.
For the quick Khim Wah-V Shem, it was the second time that they have performed above expectations in a major event.
At the 2011 SEA Games in Indonesia, the duo pulled off an upset over Indonesia’s Mohd Ahsan-Bona Septano to reach the semi-finals. But after that, their performances had been inconsistent and in fact, lack of mistrust saw their partnership being split up for six months last year.