ALOR SETAR, April 17 (Bernama) -- Unheralded Lin Guipu pulled off a major upset in the BWF World Junior Championships 2014 by defeating world junior number two Zhao Jun Peng in an all-Chinese men's singles semi final at the Sultan Abdul Halim Stadium, here today.
Lin, who was in poor form last week during the Suhadinata Cup matches, losing two of his three singles matches, was completely a recharged man during the individual event of the junior championships.
He started the campaign very well after defeating Singaporean Bernard Ong Soon Yang in the forth round and upset top seeded Jonatan Christie in the quarter final yesterday.
In today's match, the 17-year-old took just 24 minutes to beat Zhao 21-12, 21-19 in straight sets.
"After losing three matches in the team event, I adjusted and prepared myself to improve in the individual championship.....