Brave fight from youngsters Aaron-Wooi Yik

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It was a bridge too far youngsters Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik when they failed to make the semi-finals in the men’s doubles in the World Championships in Nanjing, China.
The Malaysians, nevertheless gave a good account of themselves in their 21-14, 24-22 defeat to China’s fourth seeds Li Junhi-Liu Yuchen in the quarter-finals match which lasted 40 minutes.
They bowed out due to lack of exposure and experience of playing in a high-level tournament and this year’s World Championships is certainly a big, big boost for their badminton career.
Despite their exit, Aaron-Wooi Yik has certainly left a big impact in Nanjing and will be a pair to watch with the right coaching, guidance, and exposure in the sport.
Meanwhile, Daren will be up against Japan’s Kento Momota. The former World No 2 was too strong for India’s B. Sai Praneeth in the quarter-final and eased through with a 21-12, 21-12 win.
In the women’s singles, India’s P.V. Sindhu ousted defending champion Nozomi Okuhara 21-17, 21-19 and will face another Japanese Akane Yamaguchi in the last four. Yamaguchi seeded second, defeated China’s fifth seed Chen Yufei 21-13, 17-21, 21-16. – BY RIZAL ABDULLAH
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