Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei settle for bronze, Goh-Tan advance to semis

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Congratulations to Vivian Hoo (right) and Woon Khe Wei for winning the Asian Games women's doubles bronze medal

Incheon: A fighting Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei went down to their Japanese rivals Ayaka Takahashi-Misaki Matsutomo 21-16, 21-17 in the women’s doubles badminton semi-finals to settle for their maiden bronze medal at the Incheon Asian Games on Friday. Congratulations to Vivian Hoo (right) and Woon Khe Wei for winning the Asian Games women's doubles bronze medal

The Malaysian pair committed many unforced errors that let their chances of at least a silver medal slipped away in just 34 minutes.
Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan (behind) will play Kim Gi-jung and Kim Sa-rang in the Asian Games men's doubles semi-finals

This was Malaysia’s first badminton medal in women’s doubles since Rosalind Singha Ang-Teoh Siew Yong won it in the 1970 Bangkok Asian Games.

In men’s doubles, Malaysia’s unseeded of Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong scored a huge upset win against world number four pair- Hiroyuki Endo/Kenichi Hayakawa of Japan, winning straight sets 21-16 and 21-16 in 48 minutes. The Malaysian duo will clash with home favorite world number one Lee Yong Dae-Yoo Yeonseong in the semi-finals on Saturday. Lee Yong Dae-Yoo Yeonseong dispatched Indonesia’s Angga Pratama/Rian Agung Saputro 21-16 and 21-11 in another quarter-final.

The other men’s doubles semi-final will be between world number 2 Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia against world number 5 Kim Gijung-Kim Sarang from Korea.

Incheon: A fighting Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei went down to their Japanese rivals Ayaka Takahashi-Misaki Matsutomo 21-16, 21-17 in the women’s doubles badminton semi-finals to settle for their maiden bronze medal at the Incheon Asian Games on Friday.

The Malaysian pair committed many unforced errors that let their chances of at least a silver medal slipped away in just 34 minutes.

This was Malaysia’s first badminton medal in women’s doubles since Rosalind Singha Ang-Teoh Siew Yong won it in the 1970 Bangkok Asian Games.

In men’s doubles, Malaysia’s unseeded of Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong scored a huge upset win against world number four pair- Hiroyuki Endo/Kenichi Hayakawa of Japan, winning straight sets 21-16 and 21-16 in 48 minutes. The Malaysian duo will clash with home favorite world number one Lee Yong Dae-Yoo Yeonseong in the semi-finals on Saturday. Lee Yong Dae-Yoo Yeonseong dispatched Indonesia’s Angga Pratama/Rian Agung Saputro 21-16 and 21-11 in another quarter-final.

The other men’s doubles semi-final will be between world number 2 Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia against world number 5 Kim Gijung-Kim Sarang from Korea.

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