Ken Yon and Jing Wen lift Under-18 crowns


  • Badminton
  • Monday, 17 Feb 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Shuttlers Ong Ken Yon and Khor Jing Wen have received a timely boost ahead of the back-to-back Dutch and German Junior International tournaments after winning the boys’ and girls’ Under-18 titles.

Ken Yon and Jing Wen lifted the titles in contrasting styles in the first leg of the Victor National Under-18 Championships at the Stadium Juara in Bukit Kiara yesterday.

Second seed Ken Yon defeated Justin Hoh Shou Wei 21-13,22-20 in a 35-minute boys’ singles final while Jing Wen upstaged top seed Tan Zhing Yi 22-20,21-14,21-11 in a match that was stretched to one hour.

For the 17-year-old Ken Yon, the win is special.

Just a week ago, Ken Yon had finished fourth in a ranking tournament behind Kok Jing Hong, Mohd Fazriq Mohd Razif and Justin but yesterday, he redeemed himself.

“This is my first title and I hope more will come my way, ” said Ken Yon.

Although happy with the win, the 16-year-old Jing Wen said she could have done better.

“I did not perform well in the earlier rounds, I will go back to the drawing board to improve further, ” she said.

The Europe stints will be in Haarlem, Holland, from Feb 26-March 1 and Berlin, Germany, from March 4-8.

FINAL RESULTS

(All BAM players) Boys’ singles: Ong Ken Yon bt Justin Hoh Shou Wei 21-13,22-20.

Boys’ doubles: Justin Hoh Shou Wei-Mohd Fazriq Mohd Razif bt Wan Arif Wan Junaidi-Mohd Haikal Nazri 21-19,21-17,21-14

Girls’ singles: Khor Jing Wen bt Tan Zhing Yi 22-20,21-14,21-11.

Girls’ doubles: Low Yeen Yuan-Valeree Siow Zi Yuan bt Go Pei Kee-Teoh Lexuan 21-18,21-16.

Mixed doubles: Beh Chun Meng-Siow Zi Xuan bt Mohd Amrin Faris-Teoh Lexuan 21-19 21-17.

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