PETALING JAYA: The South Koreans have no problems chopping and changing their men’s doubles lineup and it is the newly formed pair of Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong who may spoil Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong’s party at the Denmark Open from Oct 15-20 in Odense.
Last year, Kien Keat-Boon Heong gave a good account of themselves to beat the then-newly formed Yong-dae-Ko Sung-hyun partnership en route to finishing runners-up.
Yong-dae-Sung-hyun had gone on to forge a strong partnership, winning eight titles over the course of the year and are ranked No. 1 in the world.
But the pair have been split by the Korean Badminton Association (KBA) following a string of unfavourable results, especially in the World Championships in August, where they were beaten in the second round by Taiwan’s Lee Sheng-mu-Tsai Chia-hsin.
Sung-hyun will now partner Shin Baek-cheol, who had previously partnered Yeon-seong.