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Chi Wing the bright spot in Malaysia’s defeat to Indonesia

Lim Chi Wing

Lim Chi Wing

PETALING JAYA: National men’s singles champion Lim Chi Wing stole the show despite Malaysia’s 3-2 loss to Indonesia in the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The 21-year-old Chi Wing upstaged world No. 81 Firman Abdul Kholik 21-19, 21-15 in Malaysia’s final Group B tie yesterday.

Prior to Chi Wing’s match, Malaysia dropped two points through Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi in the men’s doubles and Lee Ying Ying in the women’s singles.

Malaysia also lost another point through women’s doubles pair of Lee Meng Yean-Chow Mei Kuan.

National No. 3 mixed doubles pair Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie then narrowed the score with a sensational 21-16, 21-16 win over Subaktiar Edi-Gloria Emanu­elle Widjaja.

With the defeat, Malaysia finished as runners-up to Indonesia in Group B.

Both teams have qualified for today’s quarter-finals.

World No. 172 Chi Wing was happy with his unexpected win.

“I felt the pressure going into the match as Malaysia were 2-0 down. Fortunately, I stepped up.

“Overall, I’m happy with my game,” said Chi Wing, 21.

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