By: Lee Chin-wei and S.C. Chang
Taipei, July 2 (CNA) Taiwanese player Wang Chi-lin (王齊麟) said Sunday that he had a dream of
winning double gold the previous night — a dream he “half realized” after he and teammate Chen Hung-ling (陳宏麟) beat their compatriot rivals in the men’s doubles final of the BWF Grand Prix Chinese Taipei Open.
Wang and Lee China-hsin (李佳馨) lost the mixed doubles final to their Korean rivals Seo Seung-jae and Kim Ha-na 22-20, 21-10 to settle for silver in the Grand Prix, which carries a total purse of US$200,000.
In the men’s doubles, Wang and Chen snatched the first game 21-16 against Lee Jhe-hui (李哲輝) and Lee Yang (李洋), who fought back to a 20-20 draw in the second game before succumbing 22-20 to finish the match.
Wang thanked Chen for holding his ground despite his battling, but losing, in the mixed doubles before entering the men’s doubles, which saw familiar faces on the court. [FULL STORY]