Sunday June 17, 2012
Shuttler Yin Fun wants to repay coach Mew Choo by winning title
PETALING JAYA: Lim Yin Fun never dreamt of playing badminton for the country until she picked up a racquet seven years ago.
Today, the Kepong lass is a stalwart in the BJSS setup and has been selected to compete in the Asian Junior Championships in Gimcheon, South Korea, from June 30-July 7.
Yin Fun is also just one win away from being crowned as the 100Plus National Junior Circuit GP Finals Under-18 champion after cruising through the quarter-finals and semi-finals yesterday.
She was on fire as she thrashed Sabah’s Cheong Sing Yueh 21-9, 21-9 in the semi-finals at the Juara Stadium in just 18 minutes.
“No disrespect to Sing Yueh, but it certainly was an easy victory,” said Yin Fun.
“I’m feeling confident and have been playing well. I won all my matches here in straight games and I think I can go on to win the title.
“I’m delighted to be given the chance to play for Malaysia in the Asian Juniors. I hope to be roped into the national team one day.”
The 18-year-old Yin Fun added that she hoped to repay her coach, former SEA Games and China Open champion Wong Mew Choo, for guiding her for the past two years.
“She can be hard to please. She doesn’t like it when we take her training lightly, but she tends to reward us if we do well. She has taught us a lot and I hope to reward her by winning the Under-18 title here,” added Yin Fun.
Her opponent in the final is fellow BJSS trainee Lim Chiew Sien who beat Malacca’s Boon Wei Ying 21-17, 21-17.
In the boys’ Under-18 singles, Soong Joo Ven and Soo Teck Zhi qualified for the final after winning hard fought matches.
Joo Ven edged out Tan Kian Meng 21-17, 22-20 while Teck Zhi was stretched to three games before prevailing over Chong Yee Han 14-21, 22-20, 21-15 in two thrilling semi-final matches.