Selangor Journal
(from left to right) National badminton and men’s doubles athletes Nur Izzuddin Rumsani and Goh Sze Fei in action during their match against China’s Liang Wei Keng and Wang Chang in the 2024 Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) at the Ningbo Olympics Sports Centre gymnasium in Ningbo, China, on April 14, 2024. — Picture via FACEBOOK/BADMINTON ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA – BAM

BAC 2024: Goh-Izzuddin go down fighting to China’s Liang-Wang

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — National men’s doubles pair Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin Rumsani gave it their all but still fell 17-21, 21-15, 10-21 to world number three Liang Wei Keng-Wang Chang in the final at the Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) 2024 in Ningbo, China, today.

However, the unseeded Goh-Izzuddin can hold their heads high for fighting gallantly for an hour and four minutes against the home pair at the Ningbo Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium.

They began aggressively, but it was the Chinese pair who clinched the first game.

Undeterred, the Malaysian pair found their rhythm, which saw them dispatch world champions Kang Min Hyuk-Seo Seung Jae of South Korea in the first round and compatriots Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik in the semi-finals to take the second game and force a decider.

In the rubber game, 2022 German Open champions Goh-Izzuddin’s game took a nosedive as the Chinese pair turned on the style to romp home to victory in front of a raucous home crowd.

Malaysia last won the men’s doubles title in the BAC when Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah defeated teammates Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong 21-14, 11-21, 21-12 in the 2007 edition in Johor Bahru.

— Bernama


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