The Borneo Post (Sabah)

Cheah all fired up in hunt for Paralympic gold


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's para badminton player Cheah Liek Hou has become more motivated than ever in his quest for glory at the Tokyo Paralympic Games in August.

Coach Datuk Rashid Sidek said Cheah's spirits had been lifted greatly by his winning the Fazza-Dubai para badminton championsh­ip in the United Arab Emirates on April 4.

“Cheah's chances of winning the gold in Tokyo are high, especially after he defeated his archrival, Dheva Anrimusthi of Indonesia, in Dubai recently,” he told Bernama.

World number two Cheah won the men's singles title in the SU5 category (upper body disability) by edging the world's top player Dheva 14-21, 22-20, 21-18 in the final in Dubai.

However, Rashid reminded Cheah not to be complacent, saying he should keep up his tough training regime, polish his skills and rectify weaknesses in his game.

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