NATIONAL SHUTTLERS WENT DOWN FIGHTING IN HANOI FINALS

Malaysia badminton squad’s title challenges ended in the finals of Vietnam International Challenge 2018 in Hanoi, yesterday.

National backup men’s doubles pair, Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik were beaten 18-21 14-21 by 5th seeds, Maneepong Jongjit-Nathakarn Yordphaisong of Thailand. Determined women's doubles duo Chow Mei Kuan-Vivian Hoo meanwhile went down fighting to 2nd seeds, Baek Ha-na-Lee Yu-rim of South Korea 10-21 21-17 17-21 in a thrilling 78-minute duel.

Independent shuttler, Goh Giap Chin on the other hand lost 9-21 15-21 to top seed, Japan’s Kento Momota in the men's singles final.

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