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Sidek influence looms large over shuttlers at world juniors

Sidek influence looms large over shuttlers at world juniors

The Sidek brothers were dominant in the 80s and into the early 90s. Their influence is felt strongly in the current World Junior Championships in Spain.Formerly, Datuk Misbun Sidek is now the national junior coach director and is managing this team at Santander.Doubles legend Datuk Rasif Sidek's son Fazriq has been playing in the boys' doubles along with Wong Vin Sean. The 16th seeded players received an early bye in the first round and will face Koya Iwano-Shunyaota of Japan for the next round.

Mohd Ariffin Nazri Mohd Zakria, who beat Rihards Zugs of Latvia 21-7 21, 6 in the first match of the singles boys' competition on Monday is a member of the club of the Rashid Sidek Badminton Club.Ariffin who is trained by former singles star Datuk Ridwan and his team of coaches was awarded the right be a representative of Malaysia as a junior world champion competition after beating all Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) players to take home the title of national under-18 champion in August.

He faced fellow Eogene Ewe, his compatriot from Malaysia, in an all-Ma match in second round , but was defeated 19-21, 15-21.Ariffin stated that the experience participating at this world junior championship was invaluable.I came here to study how to learn as much as I could. Being here has inspired me to further improve as a player said the 18-year-old who decided to drop the idea of pursuing his studies to pursue a full-time career in the field.

Third rounder Justin Hoh, who received an early bye in the first round, defeated his opponent United States' Adrian Mar King-Sun 21-19, 21-10 in order to be the first to.It will be a challenge for Malaysia to claim this boys' singles title because there are a lot of excellent athletes who hail from China, Indonesia, Thailand, India and even France.France will be relying upon their best seed, and the reigning Canada Open champion Alex Lanier to perform.He said to best online slots malaysia.


(Malaysians only)

Initial round

Boys' singles: Mohd Ariffin Nazri Mohd Zakaria bt Rihards Zugs (Lat) 21-7, 21-6; Eogene Ewe bt Kaito Sugawara (Jpn) 21-16, 15-21, 21-13.

Girls' singles: Siti Nurshuhaini Azman bt Elisabed Zumbulidze (GA/Georgia) 21-5, 21-4; Siti Zulaikha Amin bt Constanze Winnefeld (Ger) 21-17, 21-13; Ong Xin Yee bt Sofia Lavrova (Ukr) 11-21, 21-15, 21-18.

Girls Doubles: Vannee Gobi-Lee Xin Jie Thitiphon Klomyong-Sirinad Piraran (Tha) 19-21 21, 21-17 21, 21-17.

Mixed doubles Choi Jian Sheng - Lai Ting Cen against Heya Heirautea-Yvonet Curet (Tah) 21-7 21-11; BryanJeremy Goonting-Lee Xin Jie beat Gabriel Helgason and Lija Bu (Icl) 21-5 21, 21-13; Low Han Chen Chong Jie Yu bt Jason Homer-Panchali Adhikari (Srl) 22-20 21-16.

2nd round

Boys' singles: Justin Hoh bt Adrian Mar King-Sun (US) 21-19, 21-10; Eogene Lim bt Mohd Ariffin Nazri Mohd Zakaria 21-19, 21-15.

Girls' singles: Ong Xin Yee bt Lucia Rodriguez (Spa) 21-17, 21-12. Mixed doubles Choi Jian Sheng-Lai Cen bt Daniel Franco-Elena Paia (Spa) 21-9 23-21; Bryan Jeremiah Goonting-Lee Jie bt Kean Kigyos and Nikol Vetor 21-18 21, 21-13; Lucas Renoir-Tea Margueritte (Fra) defeated by low Han Chen and Chong Jie Yu 21-15 21-12.