Malaysia completed another memorable European outing after the national contingent bagged three titles at the Spanish International through S. Kisona, Man Wei Chong-Kai Mun Tee and Kai-Teoh Mei Xing.
It may be only a lower-tier event where Malaysia was the dominant badminton playing nation, but victories like this would go a long way to boost the morale of the national back-up shuttlers who won.
None more so than Kisona, who needed only 31 minutes to see off the challenge of team-mate Goh Jin Wei for her sixth title on the BWF International Series.
The reigning SEA Games gold medalist had earlier disposed of France’s Yaelle Hoyaux to set up the All-Malaysian clash.
Kisona had been struggling with form earlier in the year, having suffered a big defeat at the All-England before being withdrawn from the Spain Masters as she was deemed not ready.
Goh, meanwhile, had ousted another Malaysian Eoon Qi Xuan for her first senior final in four years.
Women’s singles coach Indra Wijaya was proud of all his charges.
“I am happy and proud with the result. This is just the beginning. Keep up the spirit and motivation to achieve better in the future,” he said.
Mixed doubles pair Kai-Teoh sealed their first title as a pair in their debut tournament with a resurgent 21-15, 13-21, 21-19 victory over English third seeds Callum Hemming-Jessica Pugh.
Kai managed to slip in enough rest before teaming up with Man to beat French pair Lucas Corvee-Ronan Labar 21-15, 21-18 to clinch the men’s doubles title.
This was the pair’s second title, having also won the Polish Open in March.
All in all, it was an excellent Euro campaign for the national shuttlers who also won two titles at the Austrian Open earlier this month.