ASIAN GAMES: KOREANS CONQUER WORLD CHAMP AND PARTNER
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December 14, 1998 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - The Korean pair of Lee Dong Soo and
Yoo Yung Sung today eliminated world men's doubles champion Chandra Wijaya
and current partner Tony Gunawan of Indonesia in the second round of
individual medal competition at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand.
Lee and Yoo combined their quickness and speed with superfast driving rallies
to defeat the Indonesian pairing 15-11 and 15-13.
The Indonesians had a commanding 9-2 lead in the second but the Koreans then
started to keep the rallies flat. They unloaded the lightning-quick driving
attack that they had used to win the first set. This unsettled Wijaya and
Gunawan and enabled the Koreans to catch up and then beat the Indon pair.
Lee and Yoo had previously beaten Wijaya and Gunawan in the finals of the
All-England championships earlier this year 15-10 and 15-10 with similiar
high-pressure fast-drive tactics.
Another Korean player, Ahn Jae Chang, upset 1997 East Asian Games men's
singles champion Chen Feng (Fung Permadi) of Taiwan, 15-13, 6-15 and 15-9,
while 1995 world men's singles finalist Park Sung Woo of Korea fell to Pullela
Gopichand of India 15-17 and 2-15. Park had been drafted out of retirement to
help with the Korean medal effort at the Asian Games.
Following is a late match result from the first day of competition at
Gymnasium 2 of the Thamassat University Sports Complex:
Tsai H.M./Chen L.C. (Taiwan) beat M.A. Lim/Ke. Asuncion (Philippines) walkover
Following are some of the other results of the matches from the second day of
Sun J. (China) beat K. Shimogami (Japan) 15-13, 15-6
M.R. Hashim (Malaysia) beat B. Ponsana (Thailand) 15-8, 11-15, 17-16
Dong J. (China) beat Lee M.C. (Taiwan) 15-17, 15-2, 15-4
T. Hidayat (Indonesia) beat Anup. Theeraratsakul (Thailand) 15-4, 15-12
Hendrawan (Indonesia) beat I.G. Piencenaves (Philippines) 15-9, 15-7
Yong H.K. (Malaysia) beat Tam K.C. (Hong Kong) 17-14, 15-5
K. Yonekura (Japan) beat Chan Y.L. (Taiwan) 5-11, 11-4, 11-10
Ye Zh. (China) beat R. Hettiarachchige (Sri Lanka) 11-1, 11-7
Kim J.H. (Korea) beat Ling W.T. (Hong Kong) 11-6, 11-6
M. Audina (Indonesia) beat Huang C.C. (Taiwan) 11-6, 11-9
Lee J.H. (Korea) beat T. Ida (Japan) 11-9, 13-12
S. Eakmongkolpaisarn (Thailand) beat C. Hartono-Kusuma (Indonesia) 11-9, 11-5
Gong Zh. (China) beat Ke. Asuncion (Philippines) walkover
Ng M.F. (Malaysia) beat A. Popat (India) 11-7, 11-8
R. Subagja/R. Mainaky (Indonesia) beat C. Chhea/S. Krang (Cambodia) 15-2, 15-2
Kang K.J./Ha T.K. (Korea) beat Yau K.Y./Chow K.M. (Hong Kong) 15-2, 15-3
Liu Y./Yu Jh. (China) beat S. Ohta/H. Yamada (Japan) 15-10, 15-4
K. Sudhisodhi/K. Kitikul (Thailand) beat Lee S.Y./Lin W.Hs. (Taiwan) 15-3, 15-8
Chan C.M./J. Gan (Malaysia) beat Lee W.J./Horng S.J. (Taiwan) 15-12, 14-17, 15-10
Zhang J./Zhang W. (China) beat G. Bagheri/R. Roshan (Iran) 15-1, 15-3
P. Teerawiwatana/S. Siripol (Thailand) beat Ma C.K./Liu K.W. (Hong Kong) 15-10, 15-5
E. Nathanael/D. Lomban (Indonesia) beat Y. Mizui/S. Ito (Japan) 15-7, 15-4
Tsai H.M./Chen L.C. (Taiwan) beat Kim S.Y./Yim K.J. (Korea) 15-9, 15-4
Lee D.S./Yim K.J. (Korea) beat Wong C.H./Chor H.Y. (Malaysia) 15-2, 15-7
T. Panvisavas/S. Thungtongkam (Thailand) beat I.G. Piencenaves/Ke. Asuncion (Philippines) walkover
Liu K.W./Koon W.C. (Hong Kong) beat F. Machida/Y. Mizui (Japan) 17-14, 9-15, 15-4
Zhang J./Qin Yy. (China) beat K. Sudhisodhi/S. Eakmongkolpaisarn (Thailand) 15-13, 15-12
Kim D.M./Ra K.M. (Korea) beat Lee W.J./Tsai H.M. (Taiwan) 15-0, 15-5
Chan C.M./J.S.L. Quay (Malaysia) beat B. Santoso/Meiluawati (Indonesia) 15-10, 15-5
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