SEA Games: Malaysia settle for women's badminton bronze after defeat to Thailand

By Seng Foo 2 December 2019 719
SEA Games: Malaysia settle for women's badminton bronze after defeat to Thailand
Malaysian female shuttlers' team event was over as soon as it began at the 2019 SEA Games after losing to Thailand 0-3 in the semi-finals on Monday.

After getting a walkover from Cambodia, the game against Thais was their first piece of action.

World number five Ratchanok Intanon brushed aside Soniia Cheah 21-17, 21-14 in the first game before women's pair Rawinda Prajongjai and Puttita Supajirakul took down Chow Mei Kuan and Lee Meng Yean 24-22, 21-18.

S. Kisona tried to muster a comeback against Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the decisive third game but eventually fell to a 21-15, 11-21, 12-21 loss.

The defeat meant that Malaysia shared the bronze medal with Singapore, who lost 1-3 to Indonesia in the other semi-final tie, and failed to reach the women's team final for the first time since the return of team events 2015.

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