Whereas the nation revelled at Lee Zii Jia’s success on the All-England Open, there have been two different Malaysians who made historical past by propelling Japan to grow to be the largest winners on the prestigious match.
Former nationwide coach Jeremy Gan, presently Japan’s blended doubles handler, noticed each his pairings Yuta Watanabe-Arisa Higashino and Yuki Kaneko-Misaki Matsutomo slog it out within the closing, with the previous prevailing in straight video games.
Equally, Tan Kim Her, now overseeing the Japanese males’s doubles division, was a proud coach after witnessing an all-Japan closing, received by Hiroyuki Endo-Yuta Watanabe.
One other former nationwide shuttler, Lee Wan Wah, coaches Japan’s males’s doubles B workforce.
Japan, who additionally received the ladies’s singles and doubles titles, clinched 4 of 5 titles on the world’s oldest badminton match this yr to grow to be the third nation after South Korea and China to win 4 titles in the identical version.
Each the Malaysians’ success was not missed, because the Japanese ambassador to Malaysia, Hiroshi Oka, introduced the Badminton Affiliation of Malaysia (BAM) with the distinguished Japanese International Minister’s Commendation lately.
“These Malaysian coaches have contributed lots to the general efficiency of the Japanese shuttlers on the worldwide stage, and we’re immensely grateful to them.
“Izuan Ibrahim, who was a former youth coach, had additionally impressed many shuttlers together with Kento Momota. His passing in 2019 is a superb loss,” he said.