Malaysia reach two finals in men's doubles in Badminton Asia U17 & U15 Junior Championships
Malaysia marched into two finals - in the men's U17 & and U15 doubles - in the Badminton Asia Junior Championships in Mandalay, Myanmar on Saturday night.
The men's doubles pairing of Demond Anthony Samin-Wan Muhammad Arif ShaharuWan Mohd Junaidi booked their place in the final with a 21-12, 21-19 win over Thailand's Narut Saengkham-Pannawat Theerapanitnun.
In the final, on Sunday the Malaysians are up against number one seeds Wei Chun We-Wu Guan Xun of Chinese Taipei - 21-13, 21-13 winners over another Thai pair Tanadon Punpanich-Sirawit Sothon.
Second seeds Justin Hoh Shou Wei-Muhammad Fazriq Mohamad Razif made the final after registering a 21-16, 21-14 win over Korea's Ha Jin-ho-Kim Tae-rim to keep their date for Sunday's final.
The Malaysians will battle it out with Indonesia's Muhammad Rayhan Nur Fadillah-Marwan Faza. The Indonesians defeated India's Pranav Rao Gandham-Sai Vishnu Pullela 21-16, 21-11
The women's doubles final will be an-all Thailand affair in the Under-17 category with both the top two seeds advancing to the gold medal match.
Top seeds Pornpicha Choeikeewong-Pornicha Suwatnodom face compatriots and second seeds Benyapa Aimsaard-Peeraya Khantarungsakul for the title.
Pornpicha-Pornicha broke the hearts of Malaysia's Low Yee Yuan-Valeree Siow Zi Xuan 23-21, 21-18 as the Malaysians buckled under pressure at crucial stages of the match.
Benyapa-Peeraya stormed back from a game down to defeat Hong Kong China's Lui Lok Lok-Tsang Hiu Yan's run - prevailing 18-21, 21-11, 21-16.
In the women's Under-15 final it will be India's Meghana Reddy Mareddy-Tasnim Mir playing Korea's Gong Yeo-jin-Jeong Da-yeon final.
The Indians romped to an easy 21-12, 21-9 victory against Thailand's Puttita Phanthui-Prawanrat Srikhao while the Koreans went through the full distance for a 21-16, 19-21, 21-17 score against Japan's Hina Akechi-Sora Ishioka.