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Last week was a great week for our athletes and para athletes as they emerged victorious at the World Aquatics Championships and the World Para Athletics Championships respectively.
And it looks like we’ll be adding another sporting accomplishment to the books as our mixed doubles pair, Olympic medalist Chan Peng Soon
and his young protégé, Cheah Yee See, won the Russian Open
badminton tournament after beating a Japanese pair in the final.
Peng Soon and 21-year-old Yee See smashed Japan’s Keiichiro Matsui-Akane Araki 11-8, 13-11, 11-3
in the finals in Vladivostok on Sunday.
This was Peng Soon’s second title after winning it previously in 2015 with Goh Liu Ying. For Yee See, this is her biggest achievement to date.
Yee See filled Goh Liu Ying’s shoes after she suffered a shoulder injury back in April and could not recover on time for the tournament.
After the match, Peng Soon seemed very happy with their progress and he is reportedly glad that to see that Yee See is coping well under pressure.
“I’m happy that we won our first title together. I’m also pleased with Yee See’s level so far,” Peng Soon told The Star
The 29-year-old Olympic silver medalist hopes to keep the momentum for their next tournament together, the New Zealand Open this August.
We wish our national shuttlers all the best and good luck!