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June 22, 1998 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - Chien Yu-hsiu scored a golden surprise for his native Taiwan when he captured the men's singles gold medal yesterday at the second Asian Junior badminton championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Taiwanese player was a vastly superior victor over Indonesia's Endra Feryanto, demolishing his final opponent 15-1 and 15-1.

A men's singles champion from Taiwan was an unexpected result at the Asian junior championships. China led by top-seed Zhang Yi, Indonesia, Korea and Malaysia were among the favourites to go home with the coveted title but the top picks from China were felled in the earlier rounds. Zhang lost to Amar of Malaysia in the round-of-16. Teammates Xiao Li, Chen Yu and Cai Yun also all went down in the same round.

In the round-of-16, Chien whipped Heo Hooh Hoi of Korea 15-2 and 15-0. He then beat Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand 15-6 and 15-9. In the semifinals, the Taiwan junior took out Korean Sheung Soon Mo 15-6 and 15-4.

In the final against Feryanto, Chien was in full control with an almost airtight defense and a varied arsenal of shots that bewildered the Indonesian. His one-sided victory places Chien as one of the favourites for top honors at the world junior championships slated for Melbourne in late October.

Chan Chong Ming, half of Malaysia's world junior men's doubles champions, took his second Asian junior men's doubles title. With his co-world titleist Jeremy Gan now over the junior age limit, the power-hitting Malaysian lefthander teamed up well with Teo Kok Seng to claim the men's doubles gold medal. The two defeated China's Guo Siwei and Jiang Shan 15-7 and 15-5 in the final.

In the women's singles, a Chinese-dominated event from the quarterfinals on, Hu Ting upset teammate Gong Ruina 11-6 and 11-2 in yesterday's championship match. Gong though did not go away from Kuala Lumpur empty-handed. Earlier in the day, she took the women's doubles crown with Huang Sui, defeating Koreans Lee Hyo Jung and Jun Woul Sihk 15-13 and 15-8 in the final.

Huang Sui won a second title when she and partner Jiang Shan beat Chan Chong Ming and Joanne Quay 6-15, 15-8 and 15-11 in the mixed doubles championship match.

Quarterfinal Results:
Men's Singles - Endra Feryanto (Indonesia) beat Sairul Amar (Malaysia) 9-15, 15-10, 15-6; Lee Hyun Il (Korea) beat Yeoh Bin Kay (Malaysia) 15-10, 2-15, 15-12; Chien Yu-hsiu (Taiwan) beat Boonsak Ponsana (Thailand) 15-6, 15-9; Sheung Soon Mo (Korea) beat Arief Rasidi (Indonesia) 17-15, 8-15, 15-7

Women's Singles - Gong Ruina (China) beat Wei Yan (China) 11-4, 11-5; Dong Fang (China) beat Xie Xingfang (China) 11-2, 11-2; Rong Yi (China) beat Li Li (Singapore) 11-6, 4-11, 11-0; Hu Ting (China) beat Ling Wang Ting (Hong Kong) 11-6 and 11-6

Men's Doubles - Chan Chong Ming/Teo Kok Seng (Malaysia) beat Zhang Yi/Cai Yun (China) 15-13, 7-15, 15-5; Patapol Nyemsrisuk/Sudket Prapakamol (Thailand) beat Choi Min Ho/Jung Sun Kyon (Korea) 15-13, 15-8; Donny Prasetyo/Denny Setiawan (Indonesia) beat Lee Hsun-neng/Hang Kuang-jong (Taiwan) 15-10, 15-3; Guo Siwei/Jiang Shan (China) beat Tseng Chun-lin/Cheng Yu-chi (Taiwan) 15-10, 15-7

Women's Doubles - Gong Ruina/Huang Sui (China) beat Mika Anjo-Nao Miyoshi (Japan) 15-4, 15-3; Eny Widowati/Vita Marisa (Indonesia) beat Chen Wen-hsing/ Chen Hsiu-lin (Taiwan) 15-9, 15-3; Lee Hyo Jung/Jun Woul Sihk (Korea) beat Miyo Akao/Satoko Suetsuna (Japan) 15-9, 6-15, 15-5; Xie Xingfang/Dong Fang (China) beat Chen Wan-ju/Teng Tao-chun (Taiwan) 15-12, 15-13

Mixed Doubles - Jiang Shan/Huang Sui (China) beat Cai Yun/Wei Yan (China) 15-6, 15-6; Denny Setiawan/Puspa Devi (Indonesia) beat Chen Huang-ming/Cheng Wen-hsing (Taiwan) 15-10, 11-15, 15-13; Chan Chong Ming/Joanne Quay (Malaysia) beat Zhang Qirong/Hu Ting (China) 15-8, 15-2; Chen Yu/Jin Beilei (China) beat Zhang Yi/Dong Fang (China) 15-3, 15-6

Semifinal Results:
Men's Singles - Endra Feryanto (Indonesia) beat Lee Hyun Il (Korea) 15-8, 15-5; Chien Yu-Hsiu (Taiwan) beat Sheung Shon Mo (Korea) 15-6, 15-4

Women's Singles - Gong Ruina (China) beat Rong Yi (China) 7-5 (Rong injured); Hu Ting (China) beat Dong Fang (China) 11-6, 11-3

Men's Doubles - Chan Chong Ming/Teo Kok Seng (Malaysia) beat Patapol Nyemsrisuk/Sudket Prapakamol (Thailand) 15-11, 15-9; Guo Siwei/Jiang Shan (China) beat Donny Prasetyo/Denny Setiawan (Indonesia) 15-9, 15-8

Women's Doubles - Gong Ruina/Huang Sui (China) beat Eny Widowati/Vita Marisa (Indonesia) 17-16, 17-15; Lee Hyo Jung/Jun Woul Sihk (Korea) beat Xie Xingfang/Dong Fang (China) 15-3, 15-8

Mixed Doubles - Jiang Shan/Huang Sui (China) beat Denny Setiawan/Puspa Devi (Indonesia) 15-1, 15-2; Chan Chong Ming/Joanne Quay (Malaysia) beat Chen Yu/ Jin Beilei (China) 15-5, 15-5