- Jun Hao Scores Major Upset In Thailand Masters
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Jun Hao Scores Major Upset In Thailand Masters

Last update: 12/01/2018
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- National junior shuttler, Leong Jun Hao continued his smashing run by advancing to the semi-finals in the Thailand Masters Badminton Tournament held at Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, today.

The unseeded Malaysian player who came from the qualifying round, pulled off a major suprise by defeating veteran player, the fourth seed Hu Yun of Hong Kong, winning in 21-15, 20-22 and 21-7 in the quarter-finals match, said the Badminton World Federation (BWF) website;

Jun Hao will take on Kantaphon Wangcharoen in the last four, tomorrow after the Thai player defeated Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia;21-14 and 21-13 in another quarter-finals match.

Former national shuttler, Liew Daren also moved to the semi-finals by edging Suppanyu Avihingsanon of Thailand; winning in 21-15 and 21-18.

Rio Olympics silver medallist, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, the third seed, also progressed to the last four by dislodging Supak Jomkoh/Pakin Kuna-Anuvit of Thailand;25-23 and 21-16 in the men's doubles.

Semi-final Results:

(Notes:[ ] denotes seedings and all Malaysian unless stated)

Men's Singles:

Leong Jun Hao bt [4] Hu Yun (HKG) 21-15, 20-22, 21-7

Liew Daren bt Suppanyu Avihingsanon (THA) 21-15, 21-18

Men's Doubles:

[3] Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong bt Supak Jomkoh/Pakin Kuna-Anuvit (THA) 25-23, 21-16

[7] Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pangkaryanira/Ade Yusuf Santoso (INA) bt [4] Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi 21-19, 21-11

Women's Singles:

[4] Soniia Cheah bt Natsumi Shimoda (JPN) 21-16, 21-6

S. Kisona bt Lee Ying Ying 23-21, 21-17

Women's Doubles:

[3] Chow Mei Kuan/Lee Meng Yean bt Agatha Imanuela/Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti (INA) 21-11, 21-14

Mixed Doubles:

[5] Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying bt [3] Sawan Serasinghe/Setyana Mapasa (AUS) 21-11, 21-13

Chen Tang Jie/Peck Yen Wei bt Akbar Bintang Cahyono/Winny Oktavina Kandow (INA) 21-13, 21-18.....


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