Tuesday, June 16, 2015

One Gold In The Bag As Women's Doubles, Mixed Doubles Pairs Book Their Berths In The Final

SINGAPORE, June 15 (Bernama) -- Just like the men's singles final, the women's doubles final will be an All-Malaysian affair tomorrow as Malaysia are assured of the gold and silver medals.

Defending champions Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei scored a convincing 21-12, 21-11 straight sets victory over Anggia Shitta Awanda/Ni Ketut Mahadewi while team mates Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho edged another Indonesian pair Suci Rizki Andini/Maretha Dea Giovani, 21-16, 23-21.

Amelia said though they would be meeting their team mates in the final, it would be an exciting encounter since their opponents are the defending champions and the top pair in the country.

"We are happy to have made it to the final in our first SEA Games but we have one more hurdle to cross before achieving our target of winning the gold medal. Khe Wei/Vivian are a tough pair," said Amelia.

Apart from the men's singles and women's doubles, mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying also made it to the final after edging Indonesia's Riky Widianto/Richi Puspita Dili 21-18, 18-21, 22-20.

They will face Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto from Indonesia in the final after the Indonesian duo beat Thailand's Sudket Prapakamol/Sapsiree Taerattanachai in the other semifinal.

Malaysia last won a SEA Games gold medal in mixed doubles through Chew Choon Ng/Chor Hooi Yee at the 1999 Brunei SEA Games.


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