South Korea beat Malaysia 3-1 to progress to Sudirman Cup semi finals
South Korea crushed Malaysia at the Sudirman Cup quarter final, with former world number one Lee Chong Wei’s victory the only silver lining for the losing team.
Lee, who is returning to action after a eight-month ban for accidentally ingesting a banned anti-inflammatory, played to chants of “Go, Lee Chong Wei, Go” from the crowd during a tight first game with South Korea’s Son Wan Ho, with the Malaysian eventually emerging victorious 17-21, 12-21.
“I feel that I performed pretty well, I was satisfied,” Lee told reporters after winning.
However, Malaysians Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong meanwhile fell to South Korea’s Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong with a score of 21-18, 21-16 in a tight opening men’s doubles match which lasted 48 minutes.
Malaysia’s Vivian Kah Mun Hoo and Woon Khe Wei failed in trying to keep the country’s campaign afloat, bowing out to a Korean side superior on the day.
They won only one of three games in the women’s doubles against South Korea’s Chang Ye Na and Jung Kyung Eun, in a match that lasted an hour and nine minutes. The final score was 21-23, 21-16, 21-11.
The Korean side continue their rampant charge, having beaten India 4-1 in the previous round of matches.