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National badminton para-athlete Cheah Liek Hou in action during the Tokyo Paralympic Games at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, on September 1, 2021. — Picture via FACEBOOK

No gold for Liek Hou in Hangzhou APG

HANGZHOU, Oct 27 — World para badminton champion Cheah Liek Hou was left disappointed after failing to clinch the gold medal and collecting a silver in the men’s singles SU5 (physical impairment) at the 2022 Asian Para Games today.

This is after the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic gold medalist was defeated by the leading challenger, Dheva Anrimusthi of Indonesia 21 – 18, 19 – 21, 17 – 21 in the final at Binjiang Gymnasium today.

The failure meant he could not redeem his loss in the final of the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Para Games.

“I tried my best but he had several lucky strokes which rattled my rhythm.

“In the rubber set, I made many mistakes. Obviously I am unhappy but I have to accept the outcome,” Cheah told Bernama today.

The silver he delivered today is Malaysia’s 33rd medal in the championship.

For the record, Cheah won the gold medal in the 2014 edition in Incheon, South Korea.

— Bernama

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