Jun Hao was in cloud nine today after winning the U-18 boys single title at the BAM National Junior Circuit Grand Prix Finals and he won it without dropping a single match throughout the whole tournament. The Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) student who is currently ranked No.1 among his teammates went on further to prove that he is also the top player in the country. In today’s match, the Kuala Lumpur born shuttler defeated Chen Tang Jie of Negeri Sembilan 21/18, 21/17 in just 34 minutes to seal victory.
“Last year, during the junior GP Finals held in Alor Setar, I lost in the semi-finals of the U-16 category just by two points to my teammate Syafiq who was the eventual champion, and no doubt I was quite disappointed…but I told myself that I will come back as a champion this year and I have done it.”
“I hope that my recent performance will add value especially for the Asian Junior and World Junior Championships selections,” said 17 year-old Jun Hao after his match.
In the U-18 girls’ singles category, Yap Yee of Johor made sure she wins the gold medal as she was the runner-up in last year's edition. She defeated Saranya Navarathnarajah of Selangor, 21/11, 21/5 in the finals today. Yap Yee was also happy to end her junior level on high as she did not only win the girls’ singles title but the girls doubles as well with partner, Tew Jia JIa overcoming Nurul Farisha/ Seah lin from (BJSS).
Aidil Sholeh of Selangor beat the odds after winning in the U-16 category. He performed well to defeat to Low Eu Chong of Penang in the finals today.
As for Kok Jin Hong, the Kedahan continued his winning streak in the U-14 boys’ singles and doubles category. Despite having to struggle in the first set, he won against Mohd Hamizan Mozes 24/22, 21/8 to repeat his successful feat he won in the U-12 boys’ singles category two years ago.