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China Dominate Men's Singles

China's third-fourth seed Wang Zhengming upset compatriot and top seed Gao Huan to be crown world junior champion in the men's singles category.

Zheng scored a 21-13, 21-16 victory over Gao to win the title and establish himself as one of China's future stars.

Zheng won six matches to be crowned world junior champion, encountering few problems until the semi-finals, where he was paired against India's fifth-eighth seed RMV Gurusaidutt.

It was the only time he was taken to three games in the tournament as the Chinese player won 21-16, 17-21, 21-17.

Before that, he won all his matches with ease. In the first round, he defeated Thailand's Pisit Poodchalat and then overcame Czech Republic's Milan Ludik, Portuguese Pedro Martins and Indonesia's Adi Pratama before coming up against Gurusaidutt in the semis.

Gao had to work harder to reach the final. After easily beating India's Aditya Prakash and Malaysia's Goh Soon Huant, Gao almost got knocked out by another Malaysian, Muhd Syawal Mohd Ismail before prevailing 17-21, 23-21, 21-14.

A third Malaysian stood in his way in the quarter-finals but Gao swept aside fifth-eighth seed Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in straight games.

The Chinese had another tough battle in the semi-finals before beating South Korean Lee Dong-kuen 15-21, 21-14, 21-13.

In the men's doubles, Malaysian pair Mak Hee Chun and Teo Kok Siang justified their top seeding by winning the gold medal.

They went through a five-match schedule, eventually beating China's third-fourth seeds Chai Biao and Qiu Zihan 21-18, 21-14 in the final.

Their victory means Malaysia have unearthed another potentially world-class men's doubles pair who have the ability to emulate former All England champions Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong.

Singapore's Fu Mingtian and Yao Lei emerged as the surprise winners of the women's doubles competition.

The unseeded pair defeated four seeded rivals on the way to the title. In the final, they beat top-seeded team from China, Xie Jing and Zhong Qianxin 21-19, 21-17 in only 28 minutes.

In the semi-finals, they accounted for the second seeds, also from China, 21-18, 13-21, 21-18.

China won their second title of the tournament when third-fourth seeds Chai Biao and Xie Jing defeated number one seeds Zhang Nan and Lu Lu, also of China, 21-19, 21-15.












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