Double gold for badminton star of the future

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MILTON Keynes badminton ace Fee Teng Liew had previous at the English National Championships, and enhanced her great reputation further by picking up another two gold medals at this year’s event.

The Walton High School pupil won both singles and doubles gold at U11 level two years ago, and returned to her best form this year by taking two titles at U13 level.

In the singles semi-final she took on Abigail Holden from Berkshire in a match that went to three games, with Fee Teng winning 20-22, 21-14, 25-23.

She showed superb fighting spirit and mental strength in the third to come back from 10-15 and then 16-19 down – saving two match points before winning the tie.

She then faced a familiar opponent in the final in Samodani Wijetunge of Surrey who Fee Teng beat in their U11 semi-final two years previously. And again she came out on top with a 21-18, 21-19 win to claim the singles title.

She then teamed up with U11 partner Emma Chan from Warwickshire to repeat their doubles title winning victory of 2010.

In their semi-final they saw off Lucy Dong from Berkshire and Lizzie Tolman of Lancashire 21-11, 21-13 before going up against the same pair they beat to take gold previously and the two girls that Fee Teng had beaten in the singles – Abigail Holden and Samodani Wijetunge.

Once again they stood no chance with Fee Teng and Emma winning 21-15, 21-10 to take the doubles title before Fee Teng teamed up with Johnnie Torjussen to take bronze in the mixed doubles.