Leong Jun Hao proved to be a strong rival and grabbed the prestigious KL Masters Malaysia Super 100 2023 trophy off the Titiwangsa Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on 5 November 2023. His tireless preparation, constant belief in his ability, and firm mindset were all factors in his route to the championship.
The Road To Win His Second World Tour Title
Leong Jun Hao, 24 years old is a former Asian Junior champion. During his entire rounds in KL Masters 2023, he faced a lot of strong opponents. In the quarter-final round, Leong Jun Hao met the Taiwanese player, Kuo Kuan-lin but successfully won the game with a total score of 21-16 and 21-15.
Right during the semi-final round, Jun Hao had to face a player from South Korea, Choi Ji-Hoon. But, he completely took control of the game and ended it with 21-17 and 21-16.
Leong Jun Hao Ended The Game Within 43 Minutes
It was not an easy journey for him to be in the final round. There was only one step left to grab his win, by facing the top opponent from Taiwan, Lee Chia Hao. It was an epic battle because both players showed their extraordinary abilities in badminton skills.
However, Jun Hao had to step up to the game with confidence. He then took control and played his strategy in the game with a sharp eye. In the end, he won, taking home the championship title after a dominant 22-20 and 21-13 win within 43 minutes.
Future Plans For Leong Jun Hao In Badminton Arena
For his plans, Leong Jun Hao has three more upcoming tournaments in South Korea, Japan, and India. He said through the New Straits Times that he wants to break into the top 32 before the end of the year. Right now, he already took off to Gwangju, South Korea for the Korea Masters tournament that started on 7 November 2023.
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Malaysia’s Results In KL Masters Super 100 2023
Despite Jun Hao’s successful win, some Malaysian teams faced a roller coaster kind of feelings during the tournament. The Malaysian men’s doubles pair, Low Hang Yee – Ng Eng Cheong has failed to win after losing to Chen Cheng Kuan – Chen Sheng Fa from Taiwan with 21-23 and 17-21.
Meanwhile, the other Malaysian mixed doubles pair, Chan Peng Soon – Cheah Yee See, won after facing a pair of players from Thailand with 21-9, 12-21, and 21-10.
Overall, Leong Jun Hao’s victory served as an inspiration to aspiring badminton players and athletes worldwide. By demonstrating that with hard work, dedication, and a firm belief in oneself, anything is possible. We wish Leong Jun Hao and others the best during the Korea Masters! Malaysia Boleh!