Glasgow: Malaysia’s challenge at the 2017 BWF World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland ended after No. 8 seeds Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing went down to Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping of China 15-21, 16-21 in the mixed doubles third round.
On Tuesday, former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei suffered a shock first round exit at the hands of unheralded Frenchman Brice Leverdez, while Malaysia’s Rio Olympic men’s doubles silver medalists Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were knocked out of the tournament on Wednesday.
The president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria has expressed dissatisfaction very strongly to Goh/Tan after the loss.
“I am very disappointed with the performance of V Shem and Wee Kiong. We have been asking them to improve their performance and their communication, it’s quite clear that didn’t work out well, especially in their lost to the young Korean pair,” said Zakaria.
“This is very serious, we will act quickly to resolve the problem, including splitting the pair up,” added Zakaria.
Another Malaysian men’s pair Chooi Kah Ming/Low Juan Shen were also sent packing by No. 2 seeds Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen of Denmark in the second round, followed by two Malaysian professional players, Zulfadli Zulkiffli and Yap Rui Chen. Zulfadli Zulkiffli lost to No. 11 seed Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand on Wednesday while Yap Rui Chen went down to No. 8 seed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 21-12, 21-7 on Tuesday.