Khamis, 13 Ogos 2009

Malaysia Chalk Five Wins In World Championship Second Round

HYDERABAD, Aug 12  Malaysian women's doubles pair Chin Eei Hui and Wong Pei Tty, top seeded in the Yonex-Sunrise World Badminton Championship, lived up to their billing by edging Sweden's Emelie Lennartsson-Emma Wengberg in the second round of the competition here Wednesday.

The Malaysian pair crushed the Swedish team 21-13, 21-11 in advancing to the third round tomorrow.

However, two other Malaysian women's doubles pairs ended their campaign in Hyderabad.

Fong Chew Yen and Mooi Hing Yau lost to Indonesia's Shendy Puspa Irawati and Meilliana Jauhari 21-14, 13-21, 18-21 while South Korean pair Lee Hyo Jung-Lee Kyung Won upset Chong Chin Sook and Woon Khe Wei 21-12, 21-11.

In the men's doubles, Malaysia's Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong thrashed Nigeria's Ola Fagbemi-Jinkan Ifraimu pair 21-5, 21-6.

Earlier in the day, Datuk Lee Chong Wei and Wong Choon Hann had qualified for the third round of the men's singles while Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif and Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari won in the men's doubles.

But Malaysia's top women's singles player Wong Mew Choo was knocked out of the competition.

Second round results (involving Malaysians): Men's singles: Chong Wei (MAS) bt Fagbemi (NGR) 21-11, 21-14; Choong Hann (MAS) bt Must (EST) 21-12, 7-21, 21-16.

Women's singles: Goto (JPN) Mew Choo (MAS) 18-21, 21-12, 23-21.

Men's doubles Mohd Zakry /Mohd Fairuzizuan bt Hirobe/Komiyama (JPN) 21-14, 23-21; Kien Keat/Boon Heong (MAS) bt Fagbemi/Ifraimu (NGR) 21-5, 21-6.

Women's Doubles: Eei Hui/Pei Tty (MAS) bt Emelie-Emma (SWE) 21-13, 21-11; Shendyi/Meilliana (INA) bt Yen Foong/Hing Yau (MAS)14-21, 21-13, 21-18; Hyo Jung/Kyung Won (KOR) bt Sook Chin/Khe Wei (MAS) 21-12, 21-11.

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