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Category: Badminton News Published: 19 November 2013
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PETALING JAYA: Independent shuttler Mohd Arif Abdul Latif was the only Malaysian who stood tall at the Malaysian International Challenge in Kuching on Sunday.

The 24-year-old Arif was in top form, beating Indonesia’s Ivanudin Rifan Fauzin 21-12, 21-13 in the men’s singles final for his first-ever career title.

The victory has whetted world No. 58 Arif’s appetite.

Mohd Arif Abdul Latif wins his first career title at the Malaysian International Challenge after beating Indonesia's Ivanudin Rifan Fauzin in the final in Kuching on Sunday.
Mohd Arif Abdul Latif wins his first career title at the Malaysian International Challenge after beating Indonesia's Ivanudin Rifan Fauzin in the final in Kuching on Sunday.

Mohd Arif Abdul Latif wins his first career title at the Malaysian International Challenge after beating Indonesia's Ivanudin Rifan Fauzin in the final in Kuching on Sunday.

“I’m so happy that I finally clinched my first title,” said Arif, who left the Badminton Association of Malaysia set-up in August.

“Previously, the best I ever achieved was only the semi-finals. I think this win is considered a breakthrough of sorts for me.

“I’m happy to be striking it out on my own. I hope this win will spur me on to fight for more titles in the future.

“My next tournament will be the India International Challenge (Dec 11-15). It will my last tournament of the year and I’m definitely hoping to end the year on a high,” he added.

There was, however, no joy for two BAM pairs. Chooi Kah Ming-Teo Ee Yi and Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho fell flat on their faces in the final.

Qualifiers Kah Ming-Ee Yi ran out of gas in the final hurdle against Indonesia’s Selvanus Geh-Alfian Eko Prasetya in the men’s doubles, losing 15-21, 13-21.

Amelia-Fie Cho also underperformed, losing 17-21, 14-21 to unseeded Kugo Asumi-Yui Miyauchi of Japan in the women’s doubles final.

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