The junior national badminton squad has put up a great display obtaining two secure titles in the boy double category in the Badminton Asia Junior of 2018 under-15 and under-17 Championships in Myanmar’s Mandalay, today.  Malaysia has obtained the first title in under-17 category through Demond Anthony Samin-Wan Muhammad Arif Shaharu Wan Mohd Junaidi just after the unseeded pair had upset Taiwan’s Wei Chun Wei-Wu Guan Xun winning in 21-18 and also 21-17 in the tournament which was held at Mandalar Thiri Multi-Purpose Stadium.

The second seed, Justin Hoh Shou Wei -Muhammad Fazriq Mohamad Razif only added to the joy of Malaysian squad by beating Muhammad Rayhan Nur Fadillah-Marwan Faza of Indonesia, 25-23 and also 21-12 in the under-15 category.  The victory helped Muhammad Fazriq to retain the title as they won the same category along with Ong Zhen Yi when it had been held in Myanmar’s Yangon last year.

The manner in which they played Mandalay offered us hope of at least a single bronze medal. To win gold is pretty surprising.  However, there are many talented winners Poh had been quoted saying this in badminton.


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