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Teck Zhi bags coveted men’s singles title

Int’l badminton tournament ends
Sports Reporter, Dhaka
Teck Zhi bags coveted men’s singles title
Teck Zhi Soo of Malaysia in action against Cap Cuong Phan of Vietnam in the men’s singles final of Yonex-Sunrise Bangladesh International Badminton Challenge Tournament at Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Gymnasium in the capital yesterday. BBF Photo

Teck Zhi Soo of Malaysia celebrated the most coveted men’s singles title of the Yonex-Sunrise Bangladesh International Badminton Challenge tournament defeating Cap Cuong Phan of Vietnam in the final.

Organised by the Bangladesh Badminton Federation (BBF) and under the guidance of the Badminton World Federation and  Badminton Asia, a total of 151 players participated in five events- men’s singles and doubles, women’s singles and doubles and the mixed doubles events.

Indonesia and Malaysian shuttlers won the highest two titles when the former claimed the mixed doubles and men’s doubles trophy when the latter won the women’s doubles and the men’s singles title and Vietnam clinched the women’s singles trophy.

The most expected men’s singles was the day’s last competition when the Malaysian Teck Zhi Soo won by straight 2-0 sets.

Teck Zhi was leading the first half from the beginning and never looked back to defeat the Vietnamese by 21-17. In the second set Teck Zhi of Malaysia had to face a bit challenge at the initial stage when Cap Cuong Phan of Vietnam opened up a lead  13-6 before Teck Xhi strongly bounced back and recovered the arrear to win the set by 21-17 points.

After winning the title Teck Zhi Soo, in his reaction said that the significance to win the match after coming from behind was the great support of his father and also his coach.  

“When I was trailing by 13-6, my father (coach) advised me not to play with power but to apply technique and I followed his direction, said,” Teck Zhi Soo.  

Soo Seng Hue, coach and father of Teck Zhi Soo said, “Vietnamese players used to play with power and Cap Cuong Pham was playing with power and Teck could not cope with the technique. I told Teck to play with technique but to play with power.”

Meanwhile, the best performance of Bangladesh’s shuttlers were Shapla and Elina pair who played in the semifinal in the women’s doubles outplaying their India rivals by 2-0 straight sets.

 

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