Further than father

Sweet victory: Dylan Ooi exacted revenge when he defeated Eogene Ewe and gain promotion to Group A.

PETALING JAYA: Dylan Ooi wants to do better than his father Felix in making a name for himself in badminton.

And the 16-year-old is on the right track when he exacted sweet revenge on Eogene Ewe in the singles Group A-B of the 100Plus National Youth Ranking Challenge at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara yesterday.

The Penang-born defeated Eogene 23-21,8-21,22-20 to gain promotion to Group A.

Dylan’s father was in the same batch with Mohd Roslin Hashim and Wong Choong Hann in the early 90s.

“My dad is very supportive of my career.

“We share the same mentality too – we don’t give in to pressure easily, ” said Dylan.

“One day I hope to make him proud by doing well and be better than him!”

Dylan was also delighted that he got to turn the tables on Eogene after losing to him in the youth ranking event last month.

“I lost to him (Eogene) badly last month but today I was determined to win to get the slot to Group A, ” he added.

“I need to continue to work and improve further after two years being in Group B.

“Playing against the older players will certainly be a motivation.”

Meanwhile, V. Poopathi maintained his winning form as the champion of Group A-B when he made short work of Anson Cheong 21-9,21-10.

In girls’ singles, Penangite Khor Jing Wen gave a spirited display to beat Joanne Ng Mya Yin 22-20,20-22,21-12 to win promotion to Group.

She will be joined by Siti Nurshuhaini Azman, who pulled off a 21-14,21-13 win over Loh Zhi Wei.

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