HANGZHOU: World para badminton champion Cheah Liek Hou came up short at the Asian Para Games today, only managing a silver medal in the men’s singles SU5 (physical impairment).
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic gold medallist was defeated by his biggest challenger Dheva Anrimusthi of Indonesia 21-18, 19-21, 17-21 in the final at Binjiang Gymnasium.
Liek Hou also lost in the final of the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta-Palembang.
“I tried my best but he had several lucky strokes which rattled my game,” he said.
“I made many mistakes in the rubber. Obviously I am upset but I have to accept the result.”
His silver today is Malaysia’s 33rd medal at the Para Games.
Liek Hou won the gold medal at the 2014 edition in Incheon.