2016 is coming to an end and Malaysian men’s doubles badminton team, Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong, ended their year perfectly with a new title – World Superseries Finals champions.
On Sunday (18th December), the world number 1 duo won against Japanese pair Takeshi Kamura – Keigo Sonoda in straight sets of 21-14, 21-19 in a 40-minute match, which was held at Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai.
Goh said, “I have to thank the crowd here for their support and also to all the Malaysian fans for believing in us.”
“This year has been an amazing one for V Shem and I. We have achieved a lot. The Japanese duo was not easy as they were also in good form. They could have caught us with their fast paced game. Luckily for us, we managed to slow them down and won the match,” added Tan.
The pair received USD84,000 (approximately RM376,000) in prize money for their win. It was also reported that they will begin their 2017 season with the Malaysia Masters GP Gold in Sibu in January.
Goh V Shem – Tan Wee Kiong are the 2nd Malaysian men’s doubles to win at the Finals, following seniors Koo Kien Keat – Tan Boon Heong, who won in 2008.
Congratulations to the duo! #MalaysiaBoleh :)