KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — Former world junior champion Goh Jin Wei continued her revival as she checked into the quarter-finals of the Korea Open Badminton Championships 2022 in Suncheon today.

Jin Wei, ranked 128th in the world, subdued world number 187 Lee Se Yeon of South Korea 21-17, 17-21, 21-12 in a 57-minute second-round battle at Palma Stadium.

Jin Wei, whose last competition was in June last year, will meet Kim Gaeun next after the home shuttler created a major upset by showing the exit to Olympic champion Chen Yu Fei of China 21-17, 21-19.

Meanwhile, two Malaysian mixed doubles pairs, Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing and Ong Yew Sin-Goh Liu Ying, qualified for the quarter-finals.


The second seeded Kian Meng-Pei Jing thrashed unseeded home duo Na Sung Seung-Kim Min Ji 21-11, 21-9 while Yew Sin-Liu Ying did not even raise a sweat after top seeds Seo Seungjae-Chae Yujung of South Korea withdrew from their second-round match.

Kian Meng-Pei Jing will take on fifth seeds Ou Xuan Yi-Huang Ya Qiong of China, who beat India’s Reddy B. Sumeeth-Ashwini Ponnappa 22-20, 18-21, 21-14, while Yew Sin-Liu Ying will lock horns with home pair Kim Won Ho-Jeong Na Eun.

The unseeded Won Ho-Na Eun beat the eighth seeded pair from Singapore, Hee Yong Kai Terry-Tan Wei Han, 19-21, 21-18, 21-12.


Third seeds Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie of Malaysia were surprisingly beaten by unseeded Japanese Hiroki Midorikawa-Natsu Saito 21-15, 23-21.

Malaysia’s professional men’s singles player Cheam June Wei also failed to clear the second round, losing to Weng Hong Yang of China 14-21, 21-17, 17-21. 

Other results (Note: Malaysians unless stated)

Men’s singles:

Ng Tze Yong bt Kim Dong Hun (KOR) 21-14, 21-19

Men’s doubles:

Fajar Alfian-Muhammad Rian Ardianto (INA) bt Tan Kian Meng-Tan Wee Kiong 19-21, 21-13, 21-13

Kang Minhyuk-Seo Seungjae (KOR) bt Goh V Shem-Low Juan Shen 21-6, 22-20 

Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi bt Leo Rolly Carnando-Daniel Marthin (INA) 22-20, 21-11

Women’s doubles:

Benyapa Aimsaard-Nuntakarn Aimsaard (THA) bt Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien 21-10, 21-19 — Bernama