After few months ie in the upcoming October World Junior Championship is being held. Leong Jun Hao who recently won the Asian Junior Championship is ready to face new challenge. The Championship is being organised in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
The Malaysian player Leong is all set to experience a more professional matches of badminton. He is considered to be the one of the strong contender for this championship. He said,” “The Asian Junior Victory has boosted my confidence to play in the World Junior Championship.” He also added, ” I am going to treat that as a normal tournament, playing one match at a time and will not let pressure get to me.”
The badminton legend Rashid Sidek has given wishes to Leong Jun Hao and also has given suggestions. ” Never be satisfied so early. He must have the drive to close the gap between Junior and Senior players,” said Sidek.
Sidekick became the Asian Champion in 1985 both in men,s singles and doubles. He has also been the former national coach for Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).
Sidekick also added,” Many players in the senior level are for more experienced ,and Leong Jun is going to feel more difficult to compete at that level.” He stated, ” what he need is to prepare himself mentally, practice daily and always be prepared for the tournaments”.
From last 3 years China had been clinching the gold in Asian Junior Championship but this time Leong from Malaysia took himself upward.
JOURNEY:- LEONG JUN HAO
He born on 07/13/1999 and is 18 years of age. This right handed young talent took birth in Kuala Lumpur a place in Malaysia. He is at 308 position in the World Rankings.
Till now in Men’s singles he has played 64 matches out of which he won 45 games. In men’s doubles he has played 26 and has won 18 out of them.
In his last match he won the title against Bai Yupeng of China. He clinched the title by 21-6, 20-22, 21-17. For the full information of how he won the title you can visit the link given. Leong Jun Hao wins Asian Junior Championship 2017 .