Badminton: disappointment at world championships fuels Aaron’s fire to start fresh in new year



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PETALING JAYA: It’s good but not the best year. It was an honest assessment of double shuttlecock Aaron Chia after crashing in the third round of the World Championships with Soh Wooi Yik in Huelva, Spain on Thursday.

The fourth seed were beaten 21-17, 14-21, 16-21 against China’s He Jiting-Tan Qiang.

The world No.7 expected to go further than his quarter-final at the 2018 edition in Nanjing but he failed.

“It’s nothing less than a disappointment in the global competition,” said Aaron.

24-year-old Aaron’s frustration is understandable as he was hoping to end the year on a high after making the country proud by winning a bronze medal in his first outing at the Tokyo Olympics in a competitive peloton in August. . They had a reasonably good year in the World Tour, but missed out on several chances to win an elusive first Open title, their best being a second place finish at the Thailand Open and qualifying for three semi-finals at the Thailand Open. Swiss. , Roland-Garros and Indonesian Masters.

“Overall it’s not what we wanted, but we hope to make 2022 the best. We will be ready to start from scratch.

Aaron was also happy to see the good progress of world number 18 Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin Rumsani on their debut in world competition. The duo held down Olympic champions Lee Yang-Wang Chi-lin of Taiwan by the chinstrap before falling 18-21, 21-17, 18-21 in a fierce match in the third round.

“Yes, it’s good to see Sze Fei-Izzuddin’s progress as the nation’s second pair. We hope that many more reinforcement pairs and juniors will also work to improve their world rankings, ”added Aaron.

National Coaching Director Wong Choong Hann took the losses in good spirits.

“I believe our male voice actors have done their best, but in principle it has shown us that we need to add more depth to our abilities and our strength,” Choong Hann said.

“We will continue to focus on the physical development of our players and strengthen our preparation period.

“This course of several tournaments has taken its toll on some of our players.

“Nonetheless, I am happy that our players fought hard despite the limitations. We accept defeats and try to bounce back stronger.

“The best players will have a rest and won’t resume with the All-England until next year.”

Meanwhile, independent commuters Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong and Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi have booked their tickets to the quarter-finals after winning their hard-contested third round matches.

V Shem-Wee Kiong fought to beat Bjarne Geiss-Jan Colin Volker of Germany 21-14, 14-21, 21-17 to set up the last eight meetings against He Jiting-Tan Qiang while Yew Sin- Ee Yi, who beat India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chrirag Shetty of India will meet Lee Yang-Chi-lin for a place in the semi-finals. n THIRD ROUND

Men’s SinglesLakshya Sen (Ind) vs. Kevin Cordon (Gua) 21-13, 21-8; Zhao Junpeng (Chn) bt Nhat Nguyen (Irl) 21-19, 19-21, 21-18; Lu Guangzu (Chn) bt K. Srikanth (Ind) 21-10, 21-15; Mark Caljouw (Ned) vs. Brian Yang (Can) 22-20, 21-12; Lee Zii Jia (Mas) with Hans-Kristian Vitthinghus (Den) 21-15, 15-21, 21-10; Anders Antonsen (Den) v Lee Cheuk Yiu (Hkg) 21-9, 21-11; HS Prannoy (Ind) bt Rasmus Gemke (Den) 16-21, 21-8, 22-20; Loh Kean Yew (Sin) with Kantaphon Wangcharoen (Tha) 21-4, 21-7.

Men’s doublesKeiichiro Matsui-Yoshinori Takeuchi (Jpn) bt Fabien Delrue-William Velleger (Fra) 24-22, 25-23; Takuro Hoki-Yugo Kobayashi (Jpn) bt Christopher Grimley-Matthew Grimley (Sco) 21-14, 21-15; Lee Yang-Wang Chi-lin (Tpe) with Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin Rumsani (Mas) 21-18, 17-21, 21-18; Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong (Mas) bt Bjarne Geiss-Jan Colin Volker (All) 21-14, 14-21, 21-17; He Jiting-Tan Qiang (Chn) with Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik (Mas) 17-21, 21-14, 21-16; Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (Den) bt Vladimir Ivanov-Ivan Sozonov (Rus) 20-22, 21-14, 21-11; Mark Lamsfuss-Marvin Seidel (Germany) bt Torjus Flaatten-Vegard Rikheim (Nor) 21-6, 21-18.

Ladies’ SinglesHe Bingjiao (Chn) bt Mia Blichfeldt (Den) 21-13, 21-10; An Se-young (Kor) bt Wang Zhiyi (Chn) 17-21, 22-20, 21-19; Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn) vs. Sayaka Takahashi (Jpn) 21-15, 21-18.

Women’s doublesRin Iwanaga-Kie Nakanishi (Jpn) bt Li Wenmei-Zheng Yu (Chn) 21-12, 17-21, 21-18; Kim So-yeong-Kong Hee-yong (Kor) bt Maiken Fruergaard-Sara Thygesen (Den) 21-13, 21-19; Lee So-hee-Shin Sheung-chan (Kor) Ng Tsz Yau-Yuen Sin Ying (Hkg) 21-17, 21-18.

Mixed Doubles Rodion Alimov-Alina Davletova (Rus) bt Chang Tak Ching-Ng Wing Yung (Hkg) 21-13, 21-13; Kyohei-Yamashita-Naru Shinoya (Jpn) bt Robin Tabeling-Selena Piek (Ned) 17-21, 21-17, 21-17; Tang Chun Man-Tse Ying Suet (Hkg) with Mathias Christiansen-Alexandra Boje (Den) 21-15, 16-21, 21-16; Mark Lamsfuss-Isabel Lohau (All) bt Hoo Pang Ron-Cheah Yee See (Mas) 21-13, 13-21, 21-18; Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie (Mas) bt Supak Jomkoh-Supissara Paewsampran (Tha) 21-8, 19-21, 21-19; Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Tha) with Matthias Thyrri-Mai Surrow (Den) 21-9, 21-16.

n QUARTER-FINALS Men’s singles K. Srikanth (Ind) bt Mark Caljouw (Ned) 21-8, 21-7; Lakshya Sen (Ind) with Zhao Junpeng (Chn) 21-15, 15-21, 22-20.

Women’s Singles Tai Tzu-ying (Tpe) bt PV Sindhu (Ind) 21-17, 21-13; He Bingjia (Chn) vs. Han Yue (Chn) 21-16, 21-18; Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn) bt An Se-young (Kor) 21-7, 11-21, 21-10.

Women’s doublesChen Qingchen-Jia Yifan (Chn) bt Nami Matsuyama-Chiharu Shida (Jpn) 21-13, 21-17; Mayu Matsumoto-Wakana Nagahara (Jpn) bt Gabriela Stoeva-Stefani Stoeva (Bul) 21-15, 21-17.

Mixed doubles Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Tha) bt Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie (Mas) 21-15, 21-13; Tang Chun Man-Tse Ying Suet (Hkg) vs. Mark Lamsfuss-Isabel Lohau (All) 21-11, 21-10. RESULTS

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