Double Doubles Joy for Hee, who also lands winners' medal in Men's Doubles with Loh Kean Hean, to add to their Dutch Open Men's Doubles Crown
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24 October 2021, Brno, Czech Republic - Singapore badminton athletes Terry Hee and Tan Wei Han have been crowned champions of the Mixed Doubles competition at the Li-Ning Czech Open, after overcoming Lev Barinov and Anastasiia Boiarun of Russia in straight sets 21-18, 21-12.
Terry Hee and Loh Kean Hean have also won the Men's Doubles Final in the same competition in a tense final, after coming from behind to win 13-21, 21-15, 21-15.
Team Singapore's shuttlers have been on a roll in their tour of Europe this month, clinching back-to-back titles, with the Czech Open their third out of four stops in Europe.
Mixed Doubles Win a Significant Milestone
Hee and Tan's win adds to previous titles by Jaslyn Hooi (Women's Singles, Polish International 2021), Loh Kean Yew (Men's Singles, YONEX Dutch Open 2021), and Terry Hee / Loh Kean Hean (Men's Doubles, YONEX Dutch Open 2021).
The duo landed their fifth joint title after overcoming Russian shuttlers Lev Barinov and Anastasiia Boiarun. This was their first joint title in five years, since their last victory at the Hungarian International in 2016.
Hee and Tan had to overcome Malaysian pair Lim Tze Jian and Wong Kha Yan in the semi-finals, which they did in straight sets 21-13, 21-10 to book their spot in the finals.
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Hee and Loh Men’s Doubles Champions
In the Men’s Doubles, Terry Hee and Loh Kean Hean claimed their second Men's Doubles title in a row, following their championship title exactly a week ago at the YONEX Dutch Open 2021.
The duo overcame Malaysian rivals Chia Wei Jie and Low Hang Yee of Malaysia 21-16, 21-19 to set up a mouth watering final clash against another Malaysian pair Man Wei Chong and Tee Kai Wun in the Li-Ning Czech Open show-piece.
In a tense final, Hee and Loh fell 13-21 in the first set, but fought back strongly to win their next two sets 21-15, 21-15.
In the Men’s Singles, rising star Jason Teh showed promise making it to the semi-finals after defeating Sheng Xiao Dong 21-13, 21-16. Unfortunately, he narrowly missed out on the ticket to the finals after losing to sixth seeded Malaysian Ng Tze Yong 15-21, 14-21, who eventually went down to home favourite Jan Louda 21-16, 16-21, 25-27 in the Final.
Polish International Champion Jaslyn Hooi also took part in the tournament, making her way to the Quarter finals. She lost out to eighth seeded Indonesian shuttler Putri Kusma Wardani 18-21, 10-21.
The completion of the Men's Doubles Finals event tonight would mark the end of the third pitstop of four tournaments for Singapore's shuttlers as they go on to compete at the Belgian Open this week 27-30 Oct 2021.