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Goh Claims Fourth International Career Title Of The Season

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KUALA LUMPUR – National backup women’s singles shuttler, Goh Jin Wei continued her blistering performance after securing her fourth international career title after emerging champion in the 2015 Vietnam International Series at the Tien Son Sports Complex, Danang City, Vietnam, yesterday.

Goh, 15, only took 27 minutes to beat Chen Su Yu of Taiwan in 21-9, 21-13 in the final, according to the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) website;www.bwfbadminton.org.

The Form Two student of a private school in Damansara, who is also the world number six in the women’s singles of BWF World Junior Rankings, had earlier bagged three titles.

She won the Dutch Junior Open in March after pairing with Tan Jinn Hwa Tan in the mixed doubles category besides winning the women’s singles titles in both the German Junior Open in March and the Belgian International in September.

Malaysian pair Tan Kian Meng/Peck Yen Wei, the third seeds, suffered an upset after going down 13-21, 21-19 and 17-21 to unseeded Indonesian pair Rian Swastedian/Masita Mahmudin in the men’s doubles.

Meanwhile, former 2011 World Championship runners-up, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong failed in their bid to secure their third title of the season after losing 22-20, 21-23 and 16-21 to fifth seeds Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira/Ade Yusuf of Indonesia in the final of the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold in Bangkok, Thailand today.

Koo/Tan, who made a comeback to the international stage in May, secured back-to-back titles prior to this, winning the Sri Lankan International Challenge in June and Russian International Challenge in July.

— BERNAMA

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