Badminton: Malaysia off to a flying start at World Junior Championships with 5-0 win over Sweden
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia began their campaign in the mixed team event of the World Junior Championships with a 5-0 win over Sweden in Santander, Spain, on Monday (Oct 17).
Justin Hoh (pic) gave Malaysia a flying start in Group A when he defeated Eric Remstedt 21-10, 21-10 in the boys’ singles.
Siti Nurshuhaini Azman made it 2-0 after beating Khushi Harakamani 21-12, 21-12 in the girls’ singles.
Boys’ doubles pair Fazriq Razif-Wong Vin Sean gave Malaysia an unassailable 3-0 lead by beating Victor Morskogen-Daniel Strom 21-12, 21-9.
Girls’ doubles combination Ong Xin Yee-Carmen Ting and mixed doubles duo Bryan Jeremy Goonting-Lee Xin Jie also won their matches to give Malaysia a rousing start.
Malaysia will play Latvia in the second Group A match against Latvia on Tuesday (Oct 18).
Group A: Malaysia 5 Sweden 0 (Justin Hoh bt Eric Remstedt 21-10, 21-10; Siti Nurshuhaini Azman bt Khushi Harakamani 21-12, 21-12; Fazriq Razif-Wong Vin Sean bt Victor Morskogen-Daniel Strom 21-12, 21-9; Ong Xin Yee-Carmen Ting bt Elin Ohling-Elin Ryberg 21-18, 17-21, 21-16; Bryan jeremy Goonting-Lee Xin Jie bt Mio Molin-Sofia Stromvall 21-16, 21-23, 21-15.
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