Malaysian pair suffer Taiwan Open final defeat

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Malaysian doubles shuttlers Hoon Thien How and Lim Khim Wah’s dreams of winning the Taiwan Open came to a crushing end after they were comfortably ousted by their Indonesian counterparts in the final.

Markus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo went into the final as major favourites and they did not disappoint by claiming a 21-12, 21-8 to complete a hat-rick of titles at the same tournament, after Indonesian representatives won the Men’s singles as well as women’s doubles in Taiwan.

Rosman Razak, who is currently coaching Thien How-Khim Wah, believes that his charges failed to turn on the style in the final, though their progress was commendable, considering that this is their first final together, since departing BAM.

“This is their first final, and we will continue to work harder from here,” he told Harian Metro yesterday.

Meanwhile, South Korea also had one winning representative in the tournament as Lee Jang Mi claimed a 21-16, 21-16 win over her compatriot Kim Hyo Min, to win the women’s singles title.