What more could you ask when two princesses make the nation proud by checking into the finals of the BWF World Junior Championships (WJC) in Lima, Peru. This was the first time in history where Malaysia has a representative in the girls’ singles, not one but two to make it a Malaysian affair. Jin Wei and Ying Ying kept to their words of becoming Malaysia’s first ever girls’ singles champion.
The 2015 SEA Games bronze medalist was too strong for Moe Araki, it seemed like she was having stroll in the park. Jin Wei thrashed the Japanese 21/10, 21/10 in just 31 minutes. Ying Ying was also in top form when she defeated another Japanese, Natsuki Nidaira in three games 21/15, 16/21, 21/14, hence dashing the hopes of Japan to have another Japanese affair in the finals of the world junior meet.
After the dominance of Ratchanok Intanon for three consecutive years beginning from 2009 to 2011, Japan became the next nation to continue these achievement. In 2012, Nozumi Okuhara defeated teammate Akane Yamaguchi to emerge as champion followed by Akane winning the title in 2013 when she defeated Aya Ohori. Then, in 2014, Akane defended her title, this time defeating He Bingjiao of China. Malaysia is only the fourth nation in history, after China, Thailand and Japan to have both their finalist from the same nation in the girls’ singles.