Malaysia crash out from Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships

Goh Sze Fei (behind) and Nur Izzuddin Mohd Rumsani lost to Japan’s Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi in the opening match of the quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships in Hong Kong. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia were eliminated from the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships after losing 0-3 to defending champions Japan in the quarter-finals in Hong Kong today.

Japan will meet Indonesia tomorrow, who edged Singapore 3-0.

In today’s action, Japan took the lead after Takuro Hoki-Yugo Kobayashi defeated Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin Mohd Rumsani;19-21, 21-16 and 21-15 in the men’s doubles match held at Queen Elizabeth Stadium, according to Badminton Asia website.

World No.22 Aya Ohori delivered the second point after subduing Ho Yen Mei; 21-9 and 25-23 in the women’s singles, before world No.15 Kanta Tsuneyama sealed the last four spot for Japan after dislodging Cheam June Wei;13-21, 23-21 and 21-15 in the men’s singles.