Justin Hoh Shou Wei is the new Asian Junior Under-17 men’s singles champion. It comes just a year after he claimed the Under-15 doubles title with Mohamad Razif M Fazriq.
Justin, who is ranked 49th in the BWF junior list, battled for 70 minutes in the final in Suarbaya, before gunning down Hong Kong’s Jason Gunawan 21-17, 12-21, 21-12 in the final.
The second seeded Justin is now the fourth Malaysian player to win the singles title. The past Malaysian winners were Zulfadli Zulkifli (2011), Soo Teck Zhi (2013) and Leong Jun Hao (2017).
Justin would still be able to defend the title next year as he would only turn 16 next April.
However, it was a disappointing end for the U17 doubles pair of Beh Chun Meng-Cheng Su Hui. The third seeded Malaysians were upset 10-21, 21-14, 12-21 by Indonesia’s Rahmat Hidayat-Febi Setianingrum.
Rahmat bagged a double in the competition as he also won the mixed doubles title partnering Davin Rutama.
With China giving the tournament a miss, Indonesia emerged as the most successful nation with four titles.
Men’s singles: Alwi Farhan (Ina) bt Ma Cheng-Yi (Tpe) 21-19 21-17
Women’s singles: Tasnim Mir (Ind) bt Tara Shah (Ind) 17-21 21-11 21-19
Men’s doubles: Jonathan Farrell Gosal-Adrian Pratama (Ina) bt Lai Po Yu -Tsai Fu Cheng (Tpe) 21-17 22-24 21-14
Women’s doubles: Kim Min Ji-Kim Min Seon (Kor) bt Priskila Venus Elsadai-Valentine Dionny Mesdila (Ina) 21-13 19-21 21-18
Mixed doubles: Yudai Okimoto-Nao Yamakita (Jpn) bt Adisak Prasertphetmanee-Warisara Dansoonthornwong (Tha) 19-21 21-17 21-18
Men’s singles: Justin Hoh Shou Wei (Mas) bt Jason Gunawan (Hkg) 21-17 12-21 21-12
Women’s singles: Hina Akechi (Jpn) bt Ester Nurumi Tri Wardoyo (Ina) 21-11 15-21 21-16
Men’s doubles: Rahmat Hidayat-Davin Rutama (Ina) bt Muhammad Rayhan Nur Fadillah-Marwan Faza (Ina) 16-21 21-18 22-20
Women’s doubles: Pornpicha Choeikeewong-Pornnicha Suwatnodom (Tha) bt Meilysa Trisas Puspita Sari-Rachel Allessya Rose (Ina) 13-21 21-18 21-16
Mixed doubles: Rahmat Hidayat-Febi Setianingrum (Ina) bt Beh Chun Meng-Cheng Su Hui (Mas) 21-10 14-21 21-12