From Zuriati Zulmi
ALOR SETAR, April 16 (Bernama) -- China asserted their dominance in the BWF World Junior Championships when the country was represented in nine of the 11 individuals or pairs who marched into the semifinals Wednesday.
Even the men's singles top seed and favourite Jonatan Christie of Indonesia was no match to the marauding Chinese players when he was beaten by a display of blinding pace and power from China's Lin Gui Pu, 21-17, 21-18 in the quarter-finals.
China have three contenders in the Men's Singles and two in the Women's Singles semi-finals that would be played at the Sultan Abdul Halim Stadium, here tomorrow.
The only major setback for China was in the last match of the day, in which South Korea's Kim Jae Hwan/Kim Jung Ho upset Men's Doubles favourites Huang Kaixiang/Zheng Si Wei in a brilliant encounter, emerging with a 15-21, 21-17, 21-18 victory.
Just like host Malaysia, there will be no European presence in the semi-finals, as Denmark's Alexander Bond/Joe Eipe fell in the Men's Doubles quarter-finals.....