Kisona beats Jin Wei to win Spanish International Challenge


Shuttler S. Kisona shows her medal after winning at the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines.

PETALING JAYA: Shuttler S. Kisona ended a two-year wait for a title by winning at the Spanish International Challenge.

The 2019 Philippines SEA Games champion defeated compatriot Goh Jin Wei 21-14, 21-19 in an-all Malaysian women's singles final at La Nucia in Spain on Saturday (June 19).

Earlier in the day, both Kisona and the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games winner Jin Wei had won their semi-final matches in convincing fashion.

Kisona defeated Yaelle Hoyaux of France 21-18, 21-10 while Jin Wei ended the fine run of teammate Eoon Qi Xuan 21-17, 21-11.

For the 22-year-old Kisona, it was her second win against the two-time world junior champion Jin Wei in an international tournament. Her maiden victory against Jin Wei was three years ago in the second round of the Thailand Masters.

Malaysia also won the mixed doubles title through Tee Kai Wun-Teoh Mei Xing. The duo nicked their first international after beating Callum Hemming-Jessica Pugh of England 21-15, 13-21, 21-19 in the final.

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