Latest Badminton News and Articles

Big scare for Thien How-Wee Kiong (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 02 December 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 141

PETALING JAYA: World No. 10 Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong were given a scare by team-mates Chooi Kah Ming-Teo Ee Yi before prevailing in the second round of the Macau Open GP Gold.

Thien How-Wee Kiong, who narrowly missed out on a place in the Super Series Finals from Dec 11-15 in Kuala Lumpur, fought back from losing the first game to register a 14-21, 21-18, 21-19 win on Thursday.

Hoon Thien How (back) and Tan Wee Kiong were given a scare by team-mates Chooi Kah Ming-Teo Ee Yi before prevailing in the second round of the Macau Open GP Gold.
Hoon Thien How (back) and Tan Wee Kiong were given a scare by team-mates Chooi Kah Ming-Teo Ee Yi before prevailing in the second round of the Macau Open GP Gold.

Hoon Thien How (back) and Tan Wee Kiong were given a scare by team-mates Chooi Kah Ming-Teo Ee Yi before prevailing in the second round of the Macau Open GP Gold.


It was a solid performance from Malaysia’s second ranked pair but the younger Kah Ming-Ee Yi deserve credit for taking the fight to their higher ranked opponents.

And Wee Kiong was quick to praise his team-mates for showing no fear in their match.

“Kah Ming-Ee Yi are our juniors but they played very well today and were not afraid of making their shots,” said Wee Kiong.
“It was actually a tough match because we train together everyday and know each other’s game quite well.
“Ultimately, when it comes to competitions, our performance on court is what matters and we were lucky to make a comeback after dropping the first game.

“It’s not our best performance and we’ll definitely need to improve in our next match. We’ll be facing a Korean pair next and it’s important not to dwell on the past.”

Thien How-Wee Kiong will be up against Kang Ji-wook-Choi Sol-kyu in the quarter-finals. The Koreans defeated Taiwan’s Lu Ching Yao-Tien Tzu Chieh 21-18, 17-21, 21-13 on Thursday.

In the men’s singles, youngsters Iskandar Zulkarnian Zainuddin and Zulfadli Zulkiffli showed their lack of quality after being brushed aside in the third round.

SEA Games-bound Iskandar was soundly beaten by Russia’s Vladimir Ivanov 21-13, 21-17 while 2011 world junior champion and independent shuttler Zulfadli was sent packing 21-11, 21-7 by South Korea’s Son Wan-ho.

Wan-ho and Ivanov will clash in the quarter-finals.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: Chinese Taipei 2014

playbutton-2014-square-chinese-taipei-open
Watch Replays
  • Recent News
  • Popular
Glasgow 2014: Malaysia survives Singapore's rally to reach final

Glasgow: Defending champions Malaysia reached the Commonweal

Glasgow 2014: Singapore shock India to win bronze

Glasgow: In a thrilling third place play-off, Singapore clin

Glasgow 2014: One down, more to go for Malaysia

Glasgow: Malaysia shuttlers showed great spirit in the first

Thomas Cup Final: Congratulations to Japan, thanks to Malaysia

New Delhi: In one of the classic Thomas Cup Final of the pas

Possible Lee Chong Wei vs. Lin Dan showdown in Japan Open

Kuala Lumpur: Lin Dan will have to qualify to play in the ma

Lee Chong Wei wins 2013 BWF Male Player of the Year

New Delhi: Lee Chong Wei was named the BWF Male Player of th

Recommended Videos

  • 2014 Malaysia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Indonesia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Superseries Finals - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Singapore Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Denmark Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Japan Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Championships - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Korea Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 All England - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Hong Kong Open - Badminton Videos
Previous Next