Malaysian Representatives Secure Bronze Medals in 2023 World Junior Badminton Championships
BY: Michelle Liew
Two national representatives, mixed doubles Low Han Chen-Cheng Jie Yu and men's doubles Bryan Jeremy Goonting-Aaron Tai, successfully secured bronze medals at the 2023 World Junior Badminton Championships, in the semi-finals in Spokane, United States during the weekend.
At the tournament, Han Chen-Jie Yu suffered defeat to top seed Zhu Yi Jun-Huang Ke Xin from China, 14-21, 14-21.
Awaiting Yi Jun-Ke Xin in the final action later today are compatriots Liao Pin Yin-Zhang Jia Han after seeing off Jonathan Farrell Gosal- Priskila Venus Elsadai of Indonesia, 21-16, 21-16 in another semi-final.
The national men's doubles Bryan-Aaron who lost 18-21 in the first set to the pairing of Lai Po Yu-Tsai Fu Cheng from Taiwan. The national pair, however, came back to win the second set 21-15, but found it difficult to continue with their excellent streak as they lost 14-21 by the sixth-seeded pair in the deciding set.
Nevertheless, the Malaysian duos delivered a great feat.
The last time Malaysia achieved a podium position in the mixed doubles event was in the 2016 edition through the pair of Chen Tang Jie-Toh Ee Wei who won the bronze medal.
Meanwhile, in the men's doubles event, the Teo Ee Yi-Nelson Heg pairing was the last national men's pair to win a medal in 2011 when they won gold.
We congratulate the players for their stellar performances.