Hou's that - Cheah wins first badminton gold for Malaysia in Paralympics

Well done: Paralympics shuttler Cheah Liek Hou responding to a serve from Indonesian opponent Dheva Anrimusthi in the men's singles SU5 (physical impairment) final at Yoyogi National Stadium. - Bernama

PETALING JAYA: It was a dream come true for Cheah Liek Hou after being crowned as the Paralympic Games champion.

The 33-year-old and six-time world champion was in his element as he defeated archrival Dheva Anrimusthi of Indonesia 21-17, 21-15 in a 50-minute men's singles SU5 final at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday.

The win extended Liek Hou's unbeaten run for 35 matches dating back to October 2019.

Besides the world titles and Paralympics gold, Liek Hou is also a multiple medal winner of the Asian Para Games and Asean Para Games.

Badminton is contested for the first time in the Paralympics.

The gold was Malaysia's second after powerlifter Bonnie Bunyau Gustin's triumph in the men's 72kg category.

Malaysia also won silvers through powerlifter Jong Yee Khie in the men's 107kg and Chew Wei Lun in boccia BC1 individual.
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