In the Asian Badminton Championships in Djakarta on Saturday (August 21) the men's and women's titles were easily won.
SV Women's finals in progress - Indonesia's Dewi (with plaited hair) v. Yun-soon of South Korea
SV Crowd watching
SV Game continues (2 shots)
SV Crowds watch
SV Men's finals - Malaysia's Tan and Honma of Japan (playing left-handed) (4 shots)
SV Players shake hands with umpire
SV Tan receiving trophy and sash
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Background: In the Asian Badminton Championships in Djakarta on Saturday (August 21) the men's and women's titles were easily won. In the women's finals, Indonesia's Utami Dewi took only 17 minutes to beat South Korea's Lim Yun-soon 11-5, 11-5.
In the men's, Malaysia's Tan Aik Mong beat Japan's Junji Honma 15-5, 15-10.
SYNOPSIS: In the Asian Badminton Championships in Djakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday the ladies' finals was easily won by Indonesia's Utami Dewi -- wearing her hair in plaits. Playing what was described as a 'brilliant' match, she demolished her opponent, South Korea's Lim Yun-soon, in only 17 minutes, to win 11-5, 11-5.
The Men's finals were a little closer, but Malaysia's Tan Aik Mong still had an easy victory over left-handed Junji Honma of Japan. Taking command with a series of powerful smashes, mixed with delicate dropshots and accurate cross-court returns, he won 15-5, 15-10 -- but not before his opponent had levelled the second set at 10-all. After that, however, Tan raced away to victory -- and the winner's sash and trophy.