Kuala Lumpur: The pair of Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho brighten Malaysian women’s doubles badminton on Tuesday by winning their maiden SEA Games gold medal after edging out compatriots Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei 21-18-21-13 in the women’s doubles final.
In the match today, Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho got off to a good start when they’ve been leading most of the game to end the first set in their favor. The Myanmar SEA Games golden pair of Vivian Khoo-Woon Khe Wei attempted to gain the upper hands early in the second set but ultimately failed to stop Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho’s immense heart and determination to win the second set.
In second match of the day, Busanan Ongbumrungpan of Thailand won the SEA Games women’s singles crown, beating Indonesia’s Hanna Ramadini 21-17, 21-12.
Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif who lost the winning point in the tie between Malaysia and Indonesia of the men’s team event, once again appeared to be succumbing to the pressure in the men’s singles final against compatriot Chong Wei Feng on Tuesday.
Chong Wei Feng got out to a huge lead with a 9-0 score in the first set before Arif managed to land his first point. The second set followed a similar pattern, Chong Wei Feng was building a massive 18-5 lead before Arif scored his sixth point of the second set. Chong Wei Feng eventually en route to a surprisingly easy victory, winning 21-8, 21-9 to lift his first ever SEA Games men’s singles title.
The all-Indonesian men’s doubles final between Angga Pratama/ Ricky Karanda Suwardi and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/ Marcus Fernaldi Gideon featured plenty of excitement. Angga Pratama/ Ricky Karanda Suwardi were finally rewarded the gold with their highly aggressive game plan by winning 21-12, 24-22 in the final.
Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying who became Malaysia’s sole representative in the mixed doubles category failed to give triple delight to Malaysia. Chan/Goh who fought excellently and had to toil hard to register a thrilling three-game win in the mixed doubles semi-finals yesterday, however failed to check Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto of Indonesia in the mixed doubles final on Tuesday, losing 21-18, 13-21, 23-25.