# Ankle injury knocks out Jin Wei out in Round 5
# Malaysia still alive in men’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles
By Rizal Abdullah
She was a strong favourite to retain her title but Malaysia’s defending world junior women’s singles champion Goh Jin Wei was bundled out of this year’s BWF World Junior Championship in Bilbao, Spain.
The 16-year-old Penangite failed to reach the quarter-finals when was beaten by Japan’s Natsuki Oie 10-21, 21-16, 21-16 in a 58 minute match which was marred by an ankle injury to the Malaysian midway in the second set when she was leading 12-7.
It was reported that Jin Wei even sustained a pulled hamstring which further aggravated her movements on the court which resulted in her premature exit in Bilbao.
Jin Wei, who won the title in Lima, Peru last year, was the top seed and Malaysia’s best hope to winning a title in the individual events after clinching a silver medal in the mixed team event. Malaysia lost to China 3-0 in the mixed team final.
“I thought I could do it. I tried to bear the pain because I didn’t want to retire. I tried but it didn’t go well. I am disappointed with the outcome,” Jin Wwi was quoted by the BWF website.
No 2 seed Chen Yufei of China also qualified for the quarter-finals with a 21-13, 21-10 win over India’s Shikha Gautam and will face teammate Han Yue in the last eight. Han Yue beat Thailand’s Chasinee Korepap 21-11, 21-7
Another Chinese player Cai Yanyan pulled off an upset when she stopped No 4 seed Natsuki Nidaira of Japan with a 21-11, 21-17 to reach the quarter-finals.
Malaysia remained in the hunt in the men’s singles when No 2 seed Lee Zii Jia made the quarter-finals with a 21-14, 21-13 win over Canada’s Jason Anthony Ho-Shue and will take on No 7 Toma Junior Popov of France next.
Top seed Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand defeated Indonesia’s Zulkifli Ramadhini 21-13, 21-14 to reach the last eight.
Malaysia are also alive in the mixed doubles with No 6 seeds Chen Tang Jie-Toh Ee Wei making the quarter-finals after a tough 21-15, 15-21, 23-21 win in 49 minutes over Russian pair Rodion Alimov-Alina Davletova.
The Malaysians will face India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Kuhoo Garg who beat Japan’s Mahiro Kaneko-Minami Kawashima 21-12, 21-23, 21-17.
In the men’s doubles No 1 seeds Han Chengkai-Zhou Haodong of China romped to a 21-12, 21-14 win over Russia’s Rodion Alimov-Pavel Kotsarenko to reach the quarter-finals.
Joining them are compatriots and No 2 seeds He Jiting-Tan Qiang who beat Indonesia’s Rizki Adam-Calvin Kristanto 21-17, 21-19 in 33 minutes. Also advancing were Thailand’s No 3 seeds Pakin Kuna-Anuvit-Natthapat Trinkajee, 21-16, 21-14 winners over Petr Beran-Jan Louda of the Czech Republic.
Malaysia’s hopes in the men’s doubles rest on No 6 seeds Leong Jun Hao-Ooi Zi Heng who scored straights sets 21-17, 21-11 win for a place in the last eight.
RESULTS ROUND FIVE
Kantaphon Wangcharoen (Tha) beat Zulkifli Ramadhani (Ina) 21-13, 21-14
Woo Seung Hoon (Kor) beat Leo Rossi (Fra) 21-8, 21-13
Koki Watanabe (Jpn) beat Lee Chia Hao (Tpe) 21-17. 17-21, 21-19
Sun Feixiang (Chn) beat Lakshya Sen (Ind) 21-17. 8-21, 21-13
Ryan Ng Zin Rei (Sin) beat Masuyuki Onodera (Jpn) 21-19, 16-21, 22-20
Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo (Ina) beat Pachaarapl Nipornram (Tha) 13-21, 21-15, 21-15
Lee Zii Jia (Mas) beat Jason Anthony Ho-Shue (Can) 21-14, 21-13
Toma Junior Popov (Fra) beat Kodai Naraoka (Jpn) 21-17, 21-18
Han Chengkai-Zhou Haodong (Chn) beat Rodion Alimov-Pavel Kotsarenko (Rus) 21-12, 21-14
Leong Jun Hao-Ooi Zi Heng (Mas) beat Lin Sheng Chieh-Lu Chen (Tpe) 21-17, 21-11
Andika Ramadiansyah-Rinov Rivaldy (Ina) beat Warit Sarapat-Panachai Worasaktayanan (Tha) 21-10, 20-22, 21-12
He Jiting-Tan Qiang (Chn) beat Rizki Adam-Calvin Kristanto (Ina) 21-17, 21-19
Pakin Kuna-Anuvit-Natthapat Trinkajee (Tha) beat Petr Beran-Jan Louda (Cze) 21-16, 21-14
Thom Gicquel-Tom Junior Popov (Fra) beat Robert Cybulski-Pawel Smilowski (Pol) 21-11, 21-14
Fan Qiuyue-Ren Xiangyu (Chn) beat Hiroki Okamura-Masayuki Onodera (Jpn) 18-21, 21-19, 21-14
Lee Hong-sub-Lim Su-min (Kor) beat Krishna Prasad Garaga-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (Ind) 18-21, 21-16, 22-0
Natsuki Oie (Jpn) beat Goh Jin Wei (Mas) 10-21, 21-16, 21-16
Chai Yanyan (Chn) beat Natsuki Nidaira (Jpn) 21-11, 21-17
Kim Ga-eun (Kor) beat Pattarasuda Chaiwan (Tha) 21-17, 26-24
Yeo Jia Min (Sin) beat Jamie Hsu (USA) 21-13, 21-9
Gao Fangjie (Chn) beat Gregoria Mariska (Ina) 21-18, 21-14
Pornpawee Chochuwong (Tha) beat Leonice Huet (Fra) 21-10, 21-11
Chen Yufei (Chn) beat Shikha Gautam (Ind) 21-13, 21-10
Da Yue-Xu Ya (Chn) beat Pattaranan Chamnaktan-Kwanchanok Sudjaipraparat (Tha) 21-10, 21-17
Yulfira Barkah-Jauza Fadhila Sugiarto (Ina) beat Bengisu Ercetin-Nazlican Inci (Tur) 21-16, 21-17
Ng Tsz Yau-Yeung Nga Ting (Hkg) beat Hu Ling Fang-Lee Chih Chen (Tpe) 21-14, 21-10
Sayaka Hobara-Nami Matsuyama (Jpn) beat Tania Oktaviani Kusumah-Apriani Rahayu (Ina) 23-21, 21-19
Natsumi Oda-Natsuki Sone (Jpn) beat M. Thinaah-Tan Sueh Jeou (Mas) 27-29, 21-9, 21-18
Minami Kawashima-Natsumi Uesugi (Jpn) beat Pearly Tan Koong Le-Toh Ee Wei (Mas) 21-13, 21-15
He Jiting-Du Yue (Chn) beat Lim Su Min-Kim Hyang-im (Kor) 21-14, 21-18
Amri Syahkawi-Vania Arianti Sukoco (Ina) beat Yazgan Celisir-Kader Inaj (Tur) 21-17, 21-15
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Kuhoo Garg (Ind) beat Mahiro Kaneko-Minami Kawashima (Jpn) 21-12, 21-23, 21-17
Chen Tang Jie-Toh Ee Wei (Mas) beat Rodion Alimov-Alina Davletova (Rus_ 21-15, 15-21, 23-21
Zhao Haodong-Hu Yuxiang (Chn) beat Chin Yin Chak-Ng Tsz Yau (Hkg) 21-13, 21-14
Hiroki Okamura-Nami Matsuyama (Jpn) beat Su Li Wei-Jhou Shih Jyun (Tpe) 21-17, 21-14
Park Kyung-hoon-Kim Hye-jeong (Kor) beat Zhu Junhao-Zhou Chaomin (Chn) 21-16, 21-18
Rinov Rivaldy-Apriani Rahayu (Ina) beat Pachaarapol Nipornram-Ruethaichanok Laisuan (Tha) 18-21, 21-11, 21-17