By: Lee Ching-wei and Jeffrey Wu
Taipei, Nov. 16 (CNA) Taiwanese badminton player Lu Chia-hung (呂家弘) beat India’s Siril
Verma in three sets Monday to become the country’s first to win gold in men’s singles at the World Junior Championships.
Competing in the YONEX Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Junior Badminton Championships in Lima, Peru Nov. 4-15, the 18-year-old rebounded from a game down to snatch the honors 17-21, 21-10, 21-7.
Having vowed to be the World Junior Champion in his final year at that level, the sixth-seeded Lu said he started slow in the finals with fatigued muscles and nervousness following many intense games at the tournament.
But the young Taiwanese said he recovered soon and committed almost no errors in the second and third sets, taking advantage of his Indian opponent’s failing strength and impatience to win the match. [FULL STORY]