KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- National women’s singles shuttler, Goh Jin Wei is close to delivering Malaysia’s first gold medal in 2018 Youth Olympic Games after advancing into the badminton final in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Thursday (Friday in Malaysia).
Jin Wei, the third seed, pulled off a major upset by knocking out top seed, Phittayaporn Chaiwan of Thailand, 19-21, 21-15 and 21-13 in the semi-finals at Tecnopolis, according to the Olympic Games website, www.olympic.org.
She will meet Wang Zhiyi of China for the gold medal match on Friday (Saturday in Malaysia) after the second seed defeated Jaslyn Hooi Yue Yann of Singapore, 21-11 and 21-10 in the other semi-final match.
Meanwhile, the Malaysian junior hockey team emerged as Group A runners-up after edging Poland 4-3 in their last group match.
In the match at Youth Olympic Park, Malaysia took a 2-0 lead via field goals from Mohd Akhimullah Anuar Esook and Amirul Hamizan Azahar in the first and second minute before Poland replied with three quick field goals – Gracjan Piotr Jarzynski in the sixth minute, Eryk Bembenek (seventh minute) and Michal Nowakowski in the 11th minute.....