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A doubles letdown


Disappointing: Top junior pair Darren Isaac Devadass (left) and Ong Yew Sin were a letdown against Japan.

Disappointing: Top junior pair Darren Isaac Devadass (left) and Ong Yew Sin were a letdown against Japan.

PETALING JAYA: The doubles pairs were the biggest letdown as Malaysia crashed 3-1 to Japan in the quarter-finals of the Asian Junior badminton championships at the Likas Indoor Stadium in Kota Kinabalu.

Malaysia have traditionally produced strong doubles partnerships, especially at the junior level – with Chan Chong Ming-Jeremy Gan (1997), Chong Ming-Teo Kok Seng (1998), Koo Kien Keat-Ong Soon Hock (2002) and Mak Hee Chun-Teo Kok Siang (2008) all winning the Asian Junior titles.

   

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