V Shem-Wee Kiong bag Denmark Open men's doubles title

Goh V Shem (left) and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia won the men's doubles final at the Yonex Denmark Open badminton tournament in Odense, Denmark October, 23, 2016. — Reuters pic
Goh V Shem (left) and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia won the men's doubles final at the Yonex Denmark Open badminton tournament in Odense, Denmark October, 23, 2016. — Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — National doubles pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong won the Denmark Open title in Odense Sports Park, Denmark yesterday.

The duo who are currently the world's seventh ranked pair, beat Thailand's Bodin Isara-Nipitphon Phuangphuapet 14-21, 22-20, 21-19.

This was the first Super Series title bagged by the pair since their silver-medal finish at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August.

In the match which lasted an hour, the Malaysian pair started off a bit nervous, losing the first set 14-21, however, they rallied to win the second set 22-20.

In a thrilling decider, V Shem-Wee Kiong who were trailing at 7-11, carefully collected point after point before finishing with a 21-19 victory to clinch the title. — Bernama

Goh V Shem (left) and Tan Wee Kiong during the men's doubles semifinal in the Yonex Denmark Open badminton tournament in Odense, Denmark October 22, 2016. — Reuters pic
Goh V Shem (left) and Tan Wee Kiong during the men's doubles semifinal in the Yonex Denmark Open badminton tournament in Odense, Denmark October 22, 2016. — Reuters pic

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