ULU KINTA: Lim Chi Wing defended the men's singles title in style at the National Championships.
The 21-year-old Chi Wing crushed Misbun Ramdan Misbun of Selangor 21-19, 21-8 in a lopsided men's singles final at the Sri Perdana Hall in Ulu Kinta in just 31 minutes.
Said the 21-year-old Chi Wing: "I'm happy to defend the title. I came prepared and had expected a tough fight…but it was much easier."
"This win will spur me to achieve greater things this year," said Chi Wing.
In the men's doubles, Ong Yew Sin-Tan Wee Kiong fought hard to notch a 22-20, 21-18 win over Tan Chee Tean-Tan Wee Gieen in just 37 minutes. They won RM30,000 for the feat.
M. Thinaah served a pleasant surprise to win the women's singles title for the first time.
She upstaged a jaded Lim Yun Fun 23-21, 21-8 in just 36 minutes to pocket RM14,000 for her stunning win.
Mixed doubles pair Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie continued their fine run when they bagged their first national title in style.
The national No. 3 pair defeated Chan Peng Soon-Chow Mei Kuan 21-19, 16-21, 21-15 in an exciting 65-minute match.
The duo, who did well to reach the Malaysian Masters final in Sibu last month, pocketed RM20,000 for their feat on Saturday.
Top seeds Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei lived up to their top billing after beating Chow Mei Kuan-Lee Meng Yean 20-22, 21-11, 21-8 in the women's doubles final.
(BAM players unless stated)
Men's doubles: Ong Yew Sin-Tan Wee Kiong bt Tan Chee Tean-Tan Wee Gieen 22-20, 21-18.
Women's singles: M. Thinaah bt Lim Yin Fun 23-21, 21-8.
Women's doubles: Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei bt Chow Mei Kuan-Lee Meng Yean 20-22, 21-11, 21-8.
Mixed doubles: Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie bt Chan Peng Soon-Chow Mei Kuan 21-19, 16-21, 21-17.
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