SL International Satellite Badminton Championship
Malaysia drub India in finals
by Lakmal Fernando

Malaysia dished out a stunning performance at the last day of Sri Lanka International Satellite Badminton Championship, at Royal College Sports Complex yesterday. The final day of the championship was a good show of Malaysian and Indian players as all the final matches were between Malaysia and India. India won the mixed double and womenís double final while Malaysia won all other finals of the championship.

Malaysia brilliantly won the finals of menís single, menís double , womenís single and became the runners up of rest final matches. In the menís single Lim Kenn excelled over Tan Chun Seang 3-2 (22/20, 18/21, 21/8) while Wong Julia won the womenís single beating Murugunde Trupti 3-2 . Goh Ying Jin and Mohd. Razif Abdul Rahman beat Khoo Chun Chiat 3-2 (18/21,21/14,21/19) in the menís double.

The most highlighted match of the day was the mixed double final. Newly married Indian badminton couple Anand Chetan and Gutta Jwala ripped through Chan Peng Soon and Haw Chiou Hwee of Malaysia 3-2 after a keen tussle (21/10, 15/21, 21/18). This was the first time that an Indian couple played a mixed double in an international match.

Jwala also won the womenís double with her partner, Kurien Shruti against Haw Chiou Hwee and Lim Yin of Malaysia 3-2 (21/15, 14/21, 22/20).


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