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All our shuttlers crash out in Vietnam Open semi-finals


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s challenge at the Vietnam Open has come to a crushing end.

Malaysia were represented in three semi-finals but all the players fell like tenpins with straight-game defeats at the Grand Prix Gold tournament in Ho Chin Minh City yesterday.

Independent men’s singles shuttler Goh Giap Chin lasted only 29 minutes before going down 15-21, 15-21 to Suppanyu Avihingsanon of Thailand.

Mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon-Cheah Yee See’s late charge proved in vain as they lost 15-21, 26-28 to Indonesia’s Riky Widianto-Masita Mahmudin in 55 minutes.

Top seeds Chow Mei Kuan-Lee Meng Yean blew a good chance to win their first women’s doubles title this year when they were defeated 7-21, 17-21 by seventh seeds Della Destiara Haris-Rizki Amelia Pradipta of Indonesia.

Badminton , Vietnam Open

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