11 Aug '11, 6am

Singapore shuttler Derek Wong upsets former world champ [Straits Times]

Singapore shuttler Derek Wong upsets former world champ [Straits Times]

Singapore shuttler Derek Wong created one of the biggest shocks at the World Badminton Championships on Wednesday, when he defeated former Olympic and world champion Taufik Hidayat in the second round. -- PHOTO: ZAO BAO SINGAPORE shuttler Derek Wong created one of the biggest shocks at the World Badminton Championships on Wednesday, when he defeated former Olympic and world champion Taufik Hidayat in the second round. The unheralded Wong, 22, beat the Indonesian star 21-17, 21-14 to earn a place in the third round on Thursday against Hans-Kristian Vittinghaus of Denmark. The upset was an unwelcome 30th birthday present for the fourth-seeded Taufik, who fell to an opponent ranked only 49th in the world. When asked about the defeat, he kept repeating: 'I don't know why, I don't know why.'

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Sport/Story/STIS...

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