MALAYSIA FALTERS TO REIGNING CHAMPIONS CHINA IN LIMA

The Chinese team proved that they were one class above during the mixed team event of the BWF World Junior Championships when they defeated Malaysia 3-0 to qualify for the semi-finals. Malaysia had earlier beaten India 4-1 to top Group A2 and the only defeat came from boys’ doubles pair, Aaron Chia Teng Fong/ Soh Wooi Yik losing their match to Arjun M. R/ Chirag Shetty, 19/21, 19/21.

In the same day, Malaysia played against China and the mixed doubles pair of Chen Qingchen/ Zheng Siwei gave China the first point after overcoming Malaysia’s Tan Jin Hwaa/ M. Thinaah 21/10, 21/11. Cheam June Wei came close to making it a tie but unfortunately he went down to the reigning World Junior Champion, Lin Guipu in three games, 23/21, 20/22, 10/21. China then secured its wining point from boys’ doubles, He Jiting/ Zheng Siwei who defeated Aaron Chia Teng Fong/ Goh Sze Fei in three games.

Since the Malaysian juniors came second in the group stage match, they will now have to compete for 5th – 8th placing. They will meet Hong Kong China tomorrow morning and two other countries in the group are Thailand and Denmark.

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