Sunday, August 25

Jun hao’s world title dream dashed

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KUALA LUMPUR: National youth badminton player Leong Jun Hao’s dream of emerging as champion in the World Youth Badminton Championship in Yogyakarta, Indonesia was shattered after he lost in the final today.

Fourth seed Jun Hao, 18, succumbed to first seed of the championship from Thailand, Kunvalut Vitidsarn in 21-17, 15-21, 9-21, according to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) website,  www.bwfbadminton.com.

The defeat saw Malaysia’s six-year wait for the men’s singles category continuing after it was last won by Zulfadli Zulkiffli in 2011 in Taiwan. — Bernama