Sze Fei-Izzuddin dump Olympic Games champs, Kean Yew upsets Momota


We did it. Nur Izzuddin Rumsani (left) and Goh Sze Fei celebrate after beating Tokyo Olympic Games champions. - BADMINTON PHOTO

PETALING JAYA: Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin Rumsani shocked Olympic Games champions Lee Yang-Wang Chi-lin of Taiwan to reach the men's doubles quarter-finals in the Indonesian Open.

The world No. 19 Sze Fei-Izzuddin defeated the third seeds Lee Yang-Chi-lin 21-15, 23-21 in the second round in Bali on Thursday to set up a match against India's Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty.

Also through to the last eight are independent shuttlers Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi, who upset world No. 6 Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik 21-14. 21-17. They face Indonesians and world No. 1 pair Marcus Fernaldi-Kevin Sanjaya next.

In the mixed doubles, Malaysia will be represented by Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying and Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing in the quarter-finals. They will play against Ko Sung-hyun-Eom Hye-won of South Korea and Dechapol Puavranukroh-T. Sapsiree of Thailand respectively.

In the men's singles, Singapore's Loh Kean Yew continued his fine form when he dumped world No. 1 Kento Momota of Japan 21-7, 17-21, 21-9 to reach the last eight. He plays Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark next.

Read the full story in The Star on Friday (Nov 26).

SECOND ROUND RESULTS

Men's singles: Rasmus Gemke (Den) bt Shesar Hiren (Ina) 21-12, rtd; Kenta Nishimoto (Jpn) bt Chou Tien-chen (Tpe) 18-21, 21-15, 21-11; Anders Antonsen (Den) bt Wang Tzu-wei (Tpe) 18-21, 21-13, 21-14; Jonatan Christie (Ina) bt Chico Aura (Ina) 21-12, 21-12; Loh Kean Yew (Sin) bt Kento Momota (Jpn) 21-7, 17-21, 21-9; Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (Den) bt Kanta Tsuneyama (Jpn) 10-21, 21-18, 21-13; Viktor AXelsen (Den) bt K. Srikanth (Ind) 21-14, 21-18; B. Sai Praneeth (Ind) bt Christo Popov (Fra) 21-17, 14-21, 21-19.

Men's doubles: Marcus Fernaldi-Kevin Sanjaya (Ina) bt Choi Solgyu-Kim Won-ho (Kor) 12-21, 21-19, 21-18; Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi (Mas) bt Aaron Wooi-Soh Wooi Yik (Mas) 21-14, 21-17; Takuro Hoki-Yugo Kobayashi (Jpn) bt Pramudya Kusumawardana-Yeremia Erich (Ina) 25-23, 27-25; Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (Den) bt Mahiro Kaneko-Yunosuke Kubota (Jpn) 21-11, 21-14; Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin Rumsani (Mas) bt Lee Yang-Wang Chi-lin (Tpe) 21-15, 23-21; Fajar Alfian-Rian Ardianto (Ina) bt Shohibul Fikri-Bagas Maulana (Ina) 21-11, 21-10; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty (Ind) bt Kang Minh-yuk-Seo Seung-jae (Kor) 21-15, 19-21, 23-21; Akira Koga-Taichi Sato (Jpn) bt Lu Ching-yao-Yang Po-han (Tpe) 26-24, 21-7.

Matches involving Malaysians in other events

Women's doubles: Febriana Dwipuji-Amalia Cahaya (Ina) bt Pearly Tan-M. Thinaah 14-21, 22-20, 21-17; Gabriela Stoeva-Stefani Stoeva (Bul) bt Lee Meng Yean-Yap Cheng Wen 21-14, 21-15; Jongkolphan Kititharakul-Rawinda Prajongjai (Tha) bt Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien 24-26, 21-12, 21-11.

Mixed doubles: Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying bt Jones Ralfy Jansen-Linda Efler (Ger) 21-9, 21-13; Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing bt Adnan Maulan-Mychelle Crhystine (Ina) 21-8, 21-16; Dechapol Puavaranukroh-T. Sapsiree (Tha) bt Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei 21-15, 21-14.

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