KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 (Bernama) --National junior shuttler, Leong Jun Hao is edging closer to claim his first international title of the season by advancing to the final match in the Thailand Masters Badminton Tournament held at Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, today.
Jun Hao, who came for the qualifying round, however, had to sweat before edging Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand; winning in 20-22, 21-19 and 21-18 in the semi-finals match which lasted about 76 minutes, according to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) website;www.bwfbadminton.com.
He will meet the second seed, Tommy Sugiarto, tomorrow after the Indonesian player edged another Malaysian player, Liew Daren;17-21, 21-17 and 21-18 in another semi-finals match.
Silver medallist of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying also booked their place in the final by defeating Nipitphon Phuangphuapet/Jongkolphan Kititharakul of Thailand;21-15 and 21-11 in the mixed doubles category.
Another national mixed doubles pair, Chen Tang Jie/Peck Yen Wei, however, crashed out from the tournament after losing 19-21 and 13-21 to the seventh seed, Dechapol Puavaranukroh/Puttita Supajirakul of Thailand.....