Heartbreak for V Shem-Wee Kiong in Thai Open final


File pix of Tan Wee Kiong (front) and Goh V Shem

PETALING JAYA: Independent shuttlers Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong have let slip a good chance to start the year with a title after going down in the men's doubles final of the Yonex Thailand Open.

The world No. 14 V Shem-Wee Kiong went down fighting 16-21,23-21,19-21 to world No. 7 Lee Yang-Wang Chi-lin of Taiwan in a 65-minute thrilling match at the Impact Arena in Bangkok on Sunday.

The Rio Olympics silver medallists have now lost in all three meetings against the Taiwanese, including being denied in the final of the 2019 Korean Masters.

Despite missing out on their eighth title together, V Shem-Wee Kiong can still take heart from their creditable performance throughout the week.

And hopefully, they can build on it when they return for the second Open, which begins next Tuesday at the same venue.

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