Young Taiwanese badminton player wins men’s singles at U.S. Open

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/07/15
By: Lin Hung-han and Ko Lin

Los Angeles, July 14 (CNA) Lin Chun-yi (林俊易) of Taiwan clinched the 2019 YONEX U.S. Open badminton title Sunday when he defeated his Thai opponent in the men's singles final of the tournament.

The 19-year old underdog, who is No. 122 in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings, beat World No. 56 Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-10, 21-13 in a fast-paced game that lasted just 30 minutes.

The tournament also marked Lin's first attempt at the HSBC BWF World Tour Super 300 series title since turning professional in 2018.

Speaking after the game, Lin thanked his family and coach Huang Po-yi (黃博翊) for their support and encouragement.    [FULL  STORY]

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