Malaysia Seals 3-2 Victory Over 2nd Seed Korea


The two team contracts in the VICTOR roaster, Malaysia and Korea, went head-to-head in the group rounds of 2015 Sudirman Cup on the center court of the Dongfeng Nissan Recreation Center, in the highlight night session on Day 1.
Tan Wee Kiong, Malaysia badminton
Tan Wee Kiong (L) and Lee Yong Dae in a forecourt duel.
Buoyed by the return of former No.1 Lee Chong Wei to back the Men’s Singles rubber, Team Malaysia went up in full force and fought against the odds to clinch a precious first point in the packed Group D, including an epic opening win of Thomas Cup heroes Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong (equipped with VICTOR JETSPEED S 10 racket) saving five match points to defeat Men’s Doubles world no.1s Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong. If they get to go past India on Monday night, they will be guaranteed a quarterfinal berth.
Malaysia was the 2009 semifinalist, while Korea has never been ousted before the semifinals in all 13 Sudirman Cup appearances and lifted the cup three times. Korea was the runner-up in the previous 2013 edition.
Sudirman Cup 2015, Malaysia, Korea
Tan Wee Kiong, Goh V Shem
Goh V Shem (L) and Tan Wee Kiong remain unbeaten in team events since they first teamed up in Thomas Cup 2014.
Tan Wee Kiong, Goh V Shem
Goh V Shem junp-smashes in the new SH-A920 shoe.
Sudirman Cup 2015
Lee Yong Dae (L) and Yoo Yeon Seong had five match points in the deciding game but eventually lost by 25-27.
Sudirman Cup, Lee Yong Dae
Tan Wee Kiong, Goh V Shem, Sudirman Cup 2015
Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong with their JETSPEED S 10.
Lee Chong Wei, doping, VICTOR
Lee Chong Wei cruises through to his first competitive match win in eight months.
Lee Dong Keun
Korea's 2nd highest Men's Singles player Lee Dong Keun.
Sudirman Cup, Chan Peng Soon
Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon's shoe of choice: SH-S80.
Kim Ha Na, Sudirman Cup
Kim Ha Na (L) with the latest HYPERNANO X 800.
Sudirman Cup, Goh Liu Ying
Goh Liu Ying (L1) and Chan Peng Soon (R1) upset Korea's Kim Ha Na and Ko Sung Hyun to wrap up the win.
2015 Sudirman Cup Mixed Team Event Groups
Group 1:
Group 1A:  China,  Thailand,  Germany
Group 1B:  Japan,  Chinese Taipei,  USA
Group 1C:  Denmark,  Indonesia,  England
Group 1D:  Korea India,  Malaysia
Group 2:
Group 2A:  Russia,  Hong Kong,  Canada,  Spain
Group 2B:  Singapore,  Netherlands,  France,  Brazil

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